NIH Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)

The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank ( , including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors. An applicant must be a citizen of an eligible LMIC and, at the time of award, may not be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Degree and Research Experience Requirements : The candidate should be the PD/PI of the proposed activities. Candidates must hold at least a masters degree that required a research thesis. Candidates with doctoral research training are preferred. This award cannot support advanced degree training. Applicants must currently hold an academic junior faculty position or research scientist appointment supported by the applicant LMIC academic or research institution and have been in this position for at least one year at the time the application is submitted. Two modalities of K43 with and without a clinical trial
Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (All day)