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Limited Competition: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country institutions (D71)

Grant Amount: Application budgets are limited to $28,000 direct costs per year.

The overall goal of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) HIV Research Training Program is to strengthen the human capacity to contribute to the ability of institutions in eligible low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) to conduct HIV-related research on the evolving HIV-related epidemics in their country and to compete independently for research funding. See NOT-TW-12-011: Notice of Change in Country Eligibility for Fogarty International Training Grants to ascertain LMIC eligibility.

The Fogarty HIV Research Training Program encourages applications under three different Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs). This FOA (D71), encourages planning grant applications to support eligible LMIC institutions to plan and develop an application for a research training program in response to the second FOA (D43) (PAR-13-126). The future research training program is expected to develop and strengthen the scientific leadership and expertise needed to strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institution to address a specified scientific topic or question. The third FOA (G11) will support applications from U.S. institutions for training in defined research infrastructure areas at LMIC institutions ( PAR-13-215).

This FOA provides support for those eligible LMIC institutions with strong research experience, expertise and resources in various scientific areas to plan their own research training program, in response to D43 FOA, so that they can share their expertise with others. Research training programs, developed and led by LMIC institutions will maximize previous FIC and other NIH research and research training investments in those LMIC institutions, will further strengthen the LMIC institution's research and research training capabilities, and will provide additional and more accessible research training opportunities to others in their own country and in other LMICs.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the D43 FOA (PAR-13-126) as they prepare their planning grant application in response to this FOA. The planning grant applicant will need to identify the specific scientific topic or question upon which to focus the future research training program, provide rationale for why this topic or question was selected, and propose a plan for developing an application for a research training program at the LMIC institution.

The objectives of the planning grant are:

to solidify collaborative relationships and understandings with all individual and institutional partners for an institutional (organizational) structure that will support the future research training program;
to fully assess the existing research and research training capacity for the specified scientific area at the LMIC institution, identify current resources and justify the need for additional research training;
to identify the training, staff development, and scientific and administrative resources needed to undertake a training program to bring the LMIC institution to the next level of capacity in the specified scientific topic or question;
to identify and engage additional partners needed to fill identified gaps;
to define a pool of potential trainees that could be recruited for future research training
to identify existing and future research opportunities that can be used to support research training and career development of trainees; and
to organize and submit an application in response to D43 FOA.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services
Fogarty International Center
Division of International Training and Research
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Fund Category
Support Types
Eligible Organizations
International Agencies
Award Amount Notes
The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Application budgets are limited to $28,000 direct costs per year.

Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact
Phone: (301) 435-0714
Technical Contact
Jeanne McDermott
Fogarty Intl Center (FIC)
Phone: (301) 496-1492
Fund Duration
2 years.
HIV/AIDS Prevention
International Cooperation
Research Programs
Training Programs
Developing Nations
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
Companion Funding Opportunity: PAR-13-126, D43, International Research Training Grants;
PAR-13-215, G11, Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA).
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Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4707

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