This FOA encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs (including neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders and spanning the full range of science from basic to implementation research). Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.
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
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