This FOA provides an avenue for investigators in the U.S. and LMICs, with shared interests in brain and other nervous system disorders, to establish collaborative research and research capacity strengthening activities. Therefore, one or more investigators from an institution in the U.S. (or an UMIC) and one or more from an institution in an LMIC (see definitions above, in the “Eligible Institutions” section) must collaborate on the application.
PLEASE NOTE: Use of the multiple PD/PI format is encouraged but not required. Where there are multiple PD/PIs, the contact PD/PI may be from the LMIC institution or from the U.S. but the collaborators are expected to prepare the application jointly. Non-U.S.-based HIC investigators are not eligible as PD/PIs but may be included as consultants, especially if they present special opportunities for furthering research programs, present special opportunities and/or unusual talent for furthering research programs, or provide resources relevant to the proposed project that either are not readily available in the eligible LMIC or the U.S. institution or which augment existing resources.
Applications are sought for the following awards:
Research Project Grant (R01)
Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)
Amount: Application budgets are limited to $125,000 per year in direct costs, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project
Letter of Intent Deadline (for both awards): 30 days prior to the application deadline
Application Deadline(s) (for both awards): November 7, 2017; November 7, 2018; November 7, 2019