First awards for FIC global health research initiative program for new foreign investigators

Bethesda, Maryland -- The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and nine NIH partners announce 16 new grants to support the re-entry of young NIH-trained foreign investigators from the developing world to their home countries. The combined financial commitment from FIC and its NIH partners is approximately $1 million for the first year of these five-year awards. Total support will be approximately $5 million over five years. These awards were made in September 2002.

The Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP) is part of a broader effort by FIC to enhance scientific research capacity and research infrastructure in developing countries, while supporting research on critical global health issues, including AIDS, women's health, environmental pollution, cancer, and the growing burden of neurological and mental illness. The GRIP provides support on a competitive basis to assist well-trained young investigators from the developing world to contribute to health care advances of benefit to their home countries and the global community.

"Establishing equal partnerships between U.S. scientists and collaborators abroad is the foundation upon which global health advances are made," said FIC Director Gerald T. Keusch, M.D., on behalf of the NIH partners. "The GRIP is an important part of this process. It ensures that developing countries do not lose the benefits of talented scientists, while at the same time allows U.S. scientists to continue collaborating with well-trained young investigators abroad," he added.

The GRIP provides partial salaries to the junior researcher returning home, equivalent to similar professionals in the home country, and provides support for research projects. Developing country scientists supported by this grant are expected to continue to pursue independent and productive careers, including expert training, consultation and/or research on scientific

Contact: Irene Edwards
NIH/Fogarty International Center

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