Weekly Global Health Notices, 10/10/2011 through 10/14/2011 and beyond

** November 1, 2011: Application Deadline for Framework Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants **

Framework Global Health Scholarship applications are due November 1, 2011.

Scholarships enable students (undergraduate, MPH, medical and PhD), fellows and trainees to work on global health research for a minimum of 8 weeks at an international site. IRB approval is not required upon submission; however, successful applicants MUST obtain approval before the funds can be disbursed. Awardees will receive up to $3,500. For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grant applications are due November 1, 2011.

The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty members developing new courses or revising existing ones to include global health content. Past grant recipients have invited guest speakers, added readings, and developed initiatives to bring global health content to the subject matter of a course. The grants are intended to incorporate global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.

The grants have a $4,000 maximum and will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in course revision, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers, as well as other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses. All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.) For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

October 12, 2011 & October 19, 2011: TWO-PART workshop on writing fellowship/grant applications

The Global Health Initiative and Scholarly Concentration in Global Health (Alpert Medical School) will hold a two-part workshop on writing fellowship and grant applications. The sessions will be especially helpful for those interested in applying for the Framework Global Health Scholarship (see above for more details).

Both workshops will include a Q&A session and lecture by Jennifer Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 & Wednesday, October 19, 2011
12:00 – 1:00pm

121 South Main Street
Room 245

October 14, 2011: Deadline for Support Centers for “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars”

Intended for U.S. academic institutions with focus on global health research capacity building, the application deadline for the “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars” is October 14, 2011.

For more information, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-11-001.html

October 17, 2011: Deadline for Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship was inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa). The Fellowship has been modified and expanded with the 2012-13 application cycle to include countries in Asia and Latin America.

All awards are for 9 months required at the overseas site. Awards will carry the benefits of Fulbright Full Grants to the country of assignment. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and orientation of the fellows at NIH.

U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply for this Fellowship. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE APPLICATION:

Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
Select one country to which to apply.
In the Online Application question 3. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award. You will only be considered for the Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
A letter of affiliation IS NOT required nor applicable for Fulbright-Fogarty Award applicants.
If recommended for a grant, candidates may be required to submit additional information and will be contacted by IIE if this is the case.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Even though, in most cases, grantees will be working in an English-speaking environment, language preferences for a specific country will apply; however, they may be relaxed somewhat. That is, if host country language skills are required, then Fulbright-Fogarty applicants should have begun study of the language and have a language plan for the months prior to beginning a grant. The Foreign Language Evaluation should be conducted when the language level is beyond the basic level.

If host country language skills are not required and the applicant has little or no knowledge of the language, then applicants may wish to consider how they can undertake language study prior to the grant start or during the grant and mention this in the Statement of Grant Purpose.

STATEMENT OF GRANT PURPOSE

The following are some basic guidelines as to what you should include in your Statement of Grant Purpose, along with any other information you deem relevant:

Why you have chosen the particular country and project;
Briefly describe the research project that you hope to join;
Explain what you believe you have to contribute to the project;
Explain the specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that you have had related to this project;
Explain how you expect to benefit from the assignment, and what use you will make of the experience upon your return to the United States.

Remember, too, that since this is a Fulbright grant, applicants should describe ways that they anticipate engaging in the local community. This can be included in the Statement of Grant Purpose or in the Personal Statement.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please refer to the individual participating country summaries for additional information.

Information related to the application process is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html

The application deadline is October 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

October 17, 2011: Deadline for 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) program

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), launched a new round of the joint research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR).

The CNIHR programme supports projects intended to advance the scientific understanding of HIV by exploring new approaches to pressing scientific questions on such issues as the long-term survival of individuals with HIV infection, mechanisms behind establishment of viral reservoirs, new approaches for the prevention of HIV transmission, and innovative models of health care delivery. It is designed to promote innovative research and new ideas from early-stage investigators whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV/AIDS. It aims to recruit and train tomorrow’s leading HIV researchers from across many areas of science, whose work will benefit not only HIV, but other fields of research as well.

The first step of the competitive application process is open on the CNIHR website (www.cnihr.org) and will close on 17 October 2011. Applicants will be asked to complete a two-step process to assess the quality of their research projects. Awardees will be selected by mid-April 2012.

Successful applicants will be invited to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), in Washington D.C. 22-27 July 2012, where they will be officially awarded. They will also have the opportunity to attend an HIV orientation seminar with leading experts and take part in a networking session during the conference.

In an effort to reach early-stage scientists that are currently not involved with HIV research, we would like to ask for your assistance by circulating this information to your networks. With your help, we can reach a maximum number of scientists and foster innovative ideas to advance HIV research. We would like to request your help in the following ways:

Please inform eligible candidates of this programme.
Please advise us of specific science networks we should be aware of in marketing this scholarship programme.
Please post the enclosed banner and/or flyer on your website.

For more information about this programme:

CNIHR 2012 Round Announcement

CNIHR grant website: www.cnihr.org

Information on 2010 awardees: www.iasociety.org/Default.aspx?pageId=381

Contact: info@cnihr.org

November 17, 2011: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

* NEW – Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
* NEW – Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* NEW – Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/r8_gce

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

Job Opportunity: Project Muso | Capacity Building Fellow Positions

Each year, Project Muso selects 3-4 exceptional applicants as Capacity Building Fellows, working with our health care delivery, microenterprise, education, and/or community organizing programs in Mali. The yearlong volunteer Capacity Building Fellow positions are high impact roles, focused on capacity building.As we are a small, rapidly growing global health and social justice start-up, each fellow plays an important role in the growth of the organization’s work and has a tangible impact on the tens of thousands of community members we serve. Through our close partnerships with Partners In Health, Tostan, and the Praxis Network,fellows also connect into the broader movement for social justice and global health equity. You can learn more about Project Muso’s work through our website, through our 2010 annual report, and through the PIH website.

Each fellow lives in the communities of Yirimadjo, Mali and works closely with Malian colleagues. The roles include 1) best practices research to inform program design 2) programmatic improvement proposal development 3) fundraising/development specific to programmatic improvements you help envision and plan 4) communications and report creation 5) research, monitoring, and evaluation support. The position requires a commitment to social justice, strong work ethic, skills in writing and best practices research, a yearlong commitment, and the ability to communicate in French. While some fellows come to us with several years of work or research experience and/or an advanced degree, we do accept dynamic and committed applicants just out of college as well.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible. While To request an application, please email us at volunteer@projectmuso.org . Applicants will submit an application form, CV and writing sample.

Job Opportunity: Project Muso | Director Position

Project Muso is currently seeking an exceptional new leader to join our team. To learn more about the position, download the job description here. You can learn more about Project Muso’s work through our 2010 Annual Report, available for download by clicking here. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to ari@projectmuso.org

Organizational Profile:
Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that operates in Mali, a West African country currently ranked the 10th poorest in the world. Partnering with the Malian Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, Tostan, the Praxis Network, and others, PML brings together health care delivery, non-formal education, microfinance, and community action to address the root causes of disease. Through action, training, research, and advocacy, PML works with communities in Mali to stop cycles of poverty and disease, and create cycles of health and wellbeing in their place. More information is available at www.projectmuso.org .

Position Description Summary:
The Executive Director plays a critical role guiding and supporting PML’s strategic development. The Executive Director coordinates the efforts of Project Muso’s 82 part time, full time, and volunteer team members, leads and implements Project Muso’s fundraising strategy for growth and scale-up, and cultivates key partnerships. Project Muso is in the midst of piloting its strategy in Yirimadjo, Mali, an area of 56,000 people. With encouraging results from the first years of its pilot, Project Muso is planning toward strategic scale-up and replication in the years to come. As Project Muso’s primary organizational administrator outside of Mali, the ED plays a central role in guiding Project Muso’s growth and development at this critical juncture for the organization and the thousands of community partners it serves.

The ED will split their time between Project Muso’s field site and field office in Mali and Project Muso’s office at Still Harbor in Boston. The full-time position requires a commitment and passion for social justice work. The ideal candidate will be ready to take on new and unexpected challenges while providing consistent, strategic leadership. Demonstrated experience planning and executing successful fundraising efforts is key. We are looking for a team player, creative thinker and self-starter. French is required. Bamanankan language skills are a plus.

To learn more about this position download the complete job description here. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to ari@projectmuso.org

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 10/3/2011 through 10/7/2011 and beyond

** November 1, 2011: Application Deadline for Framework Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants **

Framework Global Health Scholarship applications are due November 1, 2011.

Scholarships enable students (undergraduate, MPH, medical and PhD), fellows and trainees to work on global health research for a minimum of 8 weeks at an international site. IRB approval is not required upon submission; however, successful applicants MUST obtain approval before the funds can be disbursed. Awardees will receive up to $3,500. For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grant applications are due November 1, 2011.

The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty members developing new courses or revising existing ones to include global health content. Past grant recipients have invited guest speakers, added readings, and developed initiatives to bring global health content to the subject matter of a course. The grants are intended to incorporate global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.

The grants have a $4,000 maximum and will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in course revision, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers, as well as other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses. All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.) For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

October 12, 2011 & October 19, 2011: TWO-PART workshop on fellowship/grant application writing

The Global Health Initiative and Scholarly Concentration in Global Health (Alpert Medical School) will hold a two-part workshop on writing fellowship and grant applications. The sessions will be especially helpful for those interested in applying for the Framework Global Health Scholarship (see above for more details).

Both meetings will include a Q&A session and lecture by Jennifer Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD.

Wednesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 19
12:00 – 1:00pm

121 South Main Street
Room 245

October 14, 2011: Deadline for Support Centers for “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars”

Intended for U.S. academic institutions with focus on global health research capacity building, the application deadline for the “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars” is Oct. 14, 2011.

For more information, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-11-001.html

October 17, 2011: Deadline for Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship was inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa). The Fellowship has been modified and expanded with the 2012-13 application cycle to include countries in Asia and Latin America.

All awards are for 9 months required at the overseas site. Awards will carry the benefits of Fulbright Full Grants to the country of assignment. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and orientation of the fellows at NIH.

U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply for this Fellowship. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE APPLICATION:
1. Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
2. Select one country to which to apply.
3. In the Online Application question 3. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award. You will only be considered for the Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
4. A letter of affiliation IS NOT required nor applicable for Fulbright-Fogarty Award applicants.
5. If recommended for a grant, candidates may be required to submit additional information and will be contacted by IIE if this is the case.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Even though, in most cases, grantees will be working in an English-speaking environment, language preferences for a specific country will apply; however, they may be relaxed somewhat. That is, if host country language skills are required, then Fulbright-Fogarty applicants should have begun study of the language and have a language plan for the months prior to beginning a grant. The Foreign Language Evaluation should be conducted when the language level is beyond the basic level.

If host country language skills are not required and the applicant has little or no knowledge of the language, then applicants may wish to consider how they can undertake language study prior to the grant start or during the grant and mention this in the Statement of Grant Purpose.

STATEMENT OF GRANT PURPOSE

The following are some basic guidelines as to what you should include in your Statement of Grant Purpose, along with any other information you deem relevant:

Why you have chosen the particular country and project;

Briefly describe the research project that you hope to join;
Explain what you believe you have to contribute to the project;
Explain the specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that you have had related to this project;
Explain how you expect to benefit from the assignment, and what use you will make of the experience upon your return to the United States.

Remember, too, that since this is a Fulbright grant, applicants should describe ways that they anticipate engaging in the local community. This can be included in the Statement of Grant Purpose or in the Personal Statement.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please refer to the individual participating country summaries for additional information.

Information related to the application process is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html

The application deadline is October 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

October 17, 2011: Deadline for 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) program

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), launched a new round of the joint research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR).

The CNIHR programme supports projects intended to advance the scientific understanding of HIV by exploring new approaches to pressing scientific questions on such issues as the long-term survival of individuals with HIV infection, mechanisms behind establishment of viral reservoirs, new approaches for the prevention of HIV transmission, and innovative models of health care delivery. It is designed to promote innovative research and new ideas from early-stage investigators whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV/AIDS. It aims to recruit and train tomorrow’s leading HIV researchers from across many areas of science, whose work will benefit not only HIV, but other fields of research as well.

The first step of the competitive application process is open on the CNIHR website (www.cnihr.org) and will close on 17 October 2011. Applicants will be asked to complete a two-step process to assess the quality of their research projects. Awardees will be selected by mid-April 2012.

Successful applicants will be invited to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), in Washington D.C. 22-27 July 2012, where they will be officially awarded. They will also have the opportunity to attend an HIV orientation seminar with leading experts and take part in a networking session during the conference.

In an effort to reach early-stage scientists that are currently not involved with HIV research, we would like to ask for your assistance by circulating this information to your networks. With your help, we can reach a maximum number of scientists and foster innovative ideas to advance HIV research. We would like to request your help in the following ways:

Please inform eligible candidates of this programme.
Please advise us of specific science networks we should be aware of in marketing this scholarship programme.
Please post the enclosed banner and/or flyer on your website

For more information about this programme:
CNIHR 2012 Round Announcement
CNIHR grant website: www.cnihr.org

Information on 2010 awardees: www.iasociety.org/Default.aspx?pageId=381

Contact: info@cnihr.org

November 17, 2011: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

* NEW – Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
* NEW – Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* NEW – Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/r8_gce

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 9/26/2011 through 9/30/2011 and beyond

** November 1, 2011:   Application Deadline for Framework in Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants **

Framework Global Health Scholarship applications are due November 1, 2011.

Scholarships enable students (undergraduate, MPH, medical and PhD), fellows and trainees to work on global health research for a minimum of 8 weeks at an international site. IRB approval is not required upon submission; however, successful applicants MUST obtain approval before the funds can be disbursed. Awardees will receive up to $3,500. For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grant applications are due November 1, 2011.

The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty members developing new courses or revising existing ones to include global health content. Past grant recipients have invited guest speakers, added readings, and developed initiatives to bring global health content to the subject matter of a course. The grants are intended to incorporate global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.
The grants have a $4,000 maximum and will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in course revision, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers, as well as other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses. All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.) For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

September 30, 2011:  Abstract Deadline for the Global Health & Innovation Conference

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012
Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during September to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration — the final deadline is September 30.

October 1, 2011:  Deadline for CFAR Fall 2011 Developmental Grant Program

The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research is announcing a Request for Applications for the Fall 2011 Developmental Grant Program.

The CFAR Developmental Grants Program provides support for three types of AIDS biomedical and behavioral research projects:

  • Initial AIDS Research Projects
  • Pilot Projects testing new or innovative ideas
  • Collaborative Projects

The goal of the CFAR developmental program is to enable the grantee to obtain sufficient original data to achieve NIH research funding in his/her area of investigation.  Applications should include cross-campus (Tufts and Brown) or interdepartmental collaborations and/or utilization of services from more than one core (HIV in Women & Underserved Populations, Prevention, Nutrition Metabolism & GI, Biostatistics, and Retrovirology Services).

All applicants must have a full-time appointment at either Brown University or Tufts University at the rank of Assistant Professor or greater.

  • Each award of up to $40,000 is granted for one year.
  • If your project involves a foreign component or takes place in a foreign institution, foreign IRB approval must be granted prior to submission of application.
  • If you are applying for either a pilot or collaborative project please review the guidelines regarding eligibility and submit required documents to John Coffin (John.Coffin@tufts.edu).
  • Applications for this award cycle are due October 1, 2011. Up to four awards will be granted during this cycle.
  • Awards will be announced by December 1, 2011.

For an application or more detailed information, please visit http://www.lifespan.org/cfar/developmental-awards.html

Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research
CFAR/RISE Building, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
Tel: 401 793-4068 · Fax: 401 793-4704
Email: vgodleski@lifespan.org

October 14, 2011:  Deadline for Support Centers for “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars”

Intended for U.S. academic institutions with focus on global health research capacity building, the application deadline for the “Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars” is Oct. 14, 2011.

For more information, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-11-001.html

October 17, 2011:  Deadline for Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship was inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa). The Fellowship has been modified and expanded with the 2012-13 application cycle to include countries in Asia and Latin America.

All awards are for 9 months required at the overseas site. Awards will carry the benefits of Fulbright Full Grants to the country of assignment. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and orientation of the fellows at NIH.

U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply for this Fellowship.  The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE APPLICATION:

1. Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
2. Select one country to which to apply.
3. In the Online Application question 3. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award.  You will only be considered for the Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
4. A letter of affiliation IS NOT required nor applicable for Fulbright-Fogarty Award applicants.
5. If recommended for a grant, candidates may be required to submit additional information and will be contacted by IIE if this is the case.


LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Even though, in most cases, grantees will be working in an English-speaking environment, language preferences for a specific country will apply; however, they may be relaxed somewhat.  That is, if host country language skills are required, then Fulbright-Fogarty applicants should have begun study of the language and have a language plan for the months prior to beginning a grant. The Foreign Language Evaluation should be conducted when the language level is beyond the basic level.

If host country language skills are not required and the applicant has little or no knowledge of the language, then applicants may wish to consider how they can undertake language study prior to the grant start or during the grant and mention this in the Statement of Grant Purpose.


STATEMENT OF GRANT PURPOSE

The following are some basic guidelines as to what you should include in your Statement of Grant Purpose, along with any other information you deem relevant:

Why you have chosen the particular country and project;

  • Briefly describe the research project that you hope to join;
  • Explain what you believe you have to contribute to the project;
  • Explain the specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that you have had related to this project;
  • Explain how you expect to benefit from the assignment, and what use you will make of the experience upon your return to the United States.

Remember, too, that since this is a Fulbright grant, applicants should describe ways that they anticipate engaging in the local community. This can be included in the Statement of Grant Purpose or in the Personal Statement.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please refer to the individual participating country summaries for additional information.

Information related to the application process is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html

The application deadline is October 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

October 17, 2011:  Deadline for 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) program

The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), launched a new round of the joint research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR).   The CNIHR programme supports projects intended to advance the scientific understanding of HIV by exploring new approaches to pressing scientific questions on such issues as the long-term survival of individuals with HIV infection, mechanisms behind establishment of viral reservoirs, new approaches for the prevention of HIV transmission, and innovative models of health care delivery. It is designed to promote innovative research and new ideas from early-stage investigators whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV/AIDS. It aims to recruit and train tomorrow’s leading HIV researchers from across many areas of science, whose work will benefit not only HIV, but other fields of research as well.   The first step of the competitive application process is open on the CNIHR website (www.cnihr.org) and will close on 17 October 2011. Applicants will be asked to complete a two-step process to assess the quality of their research projects. Awardees will be selected by mid-April 2012. Successful applicants will be invited to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), in Washington D.C. 22-27 July 2012, where they will be officially awarded. They will also have the opportunity to attend an HIV orientation seminar with leading experts and take part in a networking session during the conference.     In an effort to reach early-stage scientists that are currently not involved with HIV research, we would like to ask for your assistance by circulating this information to your networks. With your help, we can reach a maximum number of scientists and foster innovative ideas to advance HIV research. We would like to request your help in the following ways:

  • Please inform eligible candidates of this programme.
  • Please advise us of specific science networks we should be aware of in marketing this scholarship programme.
  • Please post the enclosed banner and/or flyer on your website

For more information about this programme: CNIHR 2012 Round Announcement CNIHR grant website: www.cnihr.org Information on 2010 awardees: www.iasociety.org/Default.aspx?pageId=381 Contact: info@cnihr.org

November 17, 2011:  Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

* NEW – Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
* NEW – Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* NEW – Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.  Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/r8_gce

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

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