National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions’ to support research training that strengthens HIV research capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: The Fogarty HIV Research Training Program supports research training that strengthens HIV research capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This FOA offers an opportunity for LMIC institutions to submit a planning grant application to prepare to participate in the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program.

These applications must propose a plan to develop a research training program and the subsequent application that will be submitted in response to the companion D43 FOA (PAR-19-283). The planned research training program should strengthen research capacity in a defined high priority HIV scientific area (NOT-OD-15-137) at an LMIC institution(s).

Funding theme: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D71 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR -19-284

Donor Name: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: August, 20th, 2019; August, 20th, 2020; August, 20th, 2021, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of AIDS and AIDS-related applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Application budgets are limited to $28,000 direct costs per year exclusive of consortium indirect costs.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: April 2020, April 2021, April 2022

Project duration: The maximum project period is 2 years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligible Organizations
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) in LMICs eligible for support under FIC International Training grants. (See below for more information on country eligibility).
LMICs are defined by the World Bank classification system [according to Gross National Income (GNI) per capita as “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” (]. See Country Eligibility for Fogarty International Training Grants for additional restrictions. U.S., other High-Income Country (HIC), or ineligible LMIC Faculty and institutions may be named as partners and serve as future training sites.
The applicant institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program includes the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and educational resources that can contribute to the planned program. The planned program must provide a letter of support from all participating institutions.

Foreign Institutions
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed

Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s))
All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons.If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research training program as the Training Program Director/Principal Investigator (Training PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.

The PD(s)/PI(s) should be an established HIV investigator at the applicant institution and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the proposed planning process.  The PD(s)/PI(s) is expected to demonstrate a history of relevant collaboration with researchers or faculty at the LMIC institution(s) involved.  The PD(s)/PI(s) will be responsible for the overall direction, management, day-to day administration, and monitoring/evaluation of the planning process. The PD(s)/PI(s) will be expected to submit all documents and reports as required.

Number of Applications
Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is programmatically distinct.

The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time.  This means that the NIH will not accept:
A new (A0) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of an overlapping new (A0) or resubmission (A1) application.
A resubmission (A1) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of the previous new (A0) application.
An application that has substantial overlap with another application pending appeal of initial peer review.

Eligible Country: Low- and Middle-Income Country

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: There are several options available to submit your application through to NIH and Department of Health and Human Services partners. You must use one of these submission options to access the application forms for this opportunity.
1. Use the NIH ASSIST system to prepare, submit and track your application online.
Apply online using ASSIST
2. Use an institutional system-to-system (S2S) solution to prepare and submit your application to and eRA Commons to track your application. Check with your institutional officials regarding availability.
3. Use Workspace to prepare and submit your application and eRA Commons to track your application.

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