NIH awards $3M to support emerging research leaders in developing countries
August 4, 2016
Opportunities for investigators to establish independent global health research careers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are critical to building a robust global health workforce, but mentored research experiences that foster research independence can be difficult to obtain. To ensure that promising scientists have protected time for research, the NIH plans to provide more than $3 million over five years to seven early-career researchers. The inaugural awards made through Fogarty's Emerging Global Leader Award provide support for salary, and for research project and career development activities.
This program aims to increase the scientific capacity for research at LMIC institutions, and to foster long-term research collaborations with U.S. scientists. Award recipients will work with mentors from their home institutions, and with mentors from U.S. institutions. The sustained period of career development and training will help awardees launch independent research careers, and become competitive for independent and collaborative research with U.S. scientists.
Institutes and Offices at NIH partnering with Fogarty on the program include the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).
Support for the current awards comes from Fogarty, NIMH, ORWH and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
2016 Emerging Global Leaders Awards
- Addressing barriers to Scaling-up Perinatal Mental Health Intervention
Human Development Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Siham Sikander
- Humoral and adaptive immune responses study in Vibrio cholerae infection
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)
Principal Investigator: Md Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan
- Real time Tuberculosis Medication Adherence Intervention in Rural Southwestern Uganda
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Angella Musiimenta
- Safety and Cognition in Driving (SCID): A proposal to examine functional driving skills in professional drivers in Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Principal Investigator: Hetta-Mari Gouse
- Pilot evaluation of a telephone-based psychosocial intervention package for perinatal depression in Nigeria
University of Ibadan
Principal Investigator: Bibilola Damilola Oladeji
- Gestational diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension and risk of metabolic syndrome
University of Nairobi
Principal Investigator: Alfred Onyango Osoti
- Rotavirus vaccination in South Africa: Understanding safety and factors influencing the immune response to an oral enteric vaccine in an African setting
Wits Health Consortium
Principal Investigator: Michelle Jennifer Groome
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