- This Program Announcement (PA) solicits applications for collaborative research projects, involving investigators in developed and developing countries, focusing on brain disorders throughout life relevant to developing nations. The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in developing countries to address neurological/ neurodevelopmental (including sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral) function and impairment throughout life.
- R21 planning grants will be accepted from all eligible applicants (please refer to Section III Eligibility Information).
- R01 grant applications under this PA may ONLY be submitted by Brain Disorders in the Developing World R21 planning grant awardees from either this program announcement or from RFA-TW-03-007, Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Life-Span, which was released November 7, 2002 for competition in 2003 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-03-007.htm).
- New applicants to the Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan initiative (including those who applied under RFA TW-03- 007 or the current PA but were unsuccessful) may submit applications for two-year planning/development grants using the R21 grant mechanism. The R21 grant provides support to initiate and carry out preliminary studies and training, and to organize, plan, prepare, and assemble an application for a more comprehensive R01 grant.
- The R01 application must build on, and further develop, the pilot research, resources and collaborations developed in the R21 and must be relevant to the interests, stated in this PA, of one of the participating organizations or NIH ICs, other than FIC.
- Budget: R21 applicants may request up to $100,000 per year, direct costs, for up to 2 years. R01 applicants may request support for up to five years. Direct costs do not include any consortium/contractual Facilities and Administrative costs. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism, numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
- Eligible organizations include: for-profit and non-profit organizations; public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals (including Veterans' Administration Hospitals), and laboratories; units of state and local governments; domestic or foreign institutions/organizations; and faith-based or community-based organizations. (See the Eligible Institutions section for exceptions).
- Applications (both R21 and R01) must be submitted as collaborations between developed and developing country investigators/ institutions. For operational and analytic purposes, the World Bank's main criterion for classifying economies, gross national income (GNI), will be employed for this PA to determine country eligibility. (See Section III, Eligibility Information, for definitions and further requirements).
- Only one application may be submitted by the same Principal Investigator or involve the same Co-Investigator per submission date.
- See Section IV.1 for application materials.
- Please use the PHS 398 to apply. The PHS 398 is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format.
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Alcohol Research Programs
Applied Toxicological Research and Testing
Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards
Biometry and Risk Estimation_Health Risks from Environmental Exposures
Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program
Drug Abuse Research Programs
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Mental Health Research Grants
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
Senior International Fellowships
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