Support for International Scientists
In addition to supporting the research of International Fellows at the NIEHS campus, Global Environmental Health efforts at NIEHS also support research training programs for international scientists at other U.S. and non-U.S. institutions.
Global Environmental and Occupational Heatlh (GEOHealth)
The new NIH Fogarty International Center's GEOHealth program is being developed as a follow up to the long standing International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) program. For the past 17 years, ITREOH trained foreign health scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, toxicologists, engineers, industrial hygienists, chemists, and allied health workers from developing countries and emerging democracies in both general environmental health and occupational health.
The new GEOHealth Program will support the research, research training, and curriculum development of paired partnerships between low- or middle-income (LMIC) institutions and U.S. institutions in order to address and inform priority national and regional environmental and occupational health policy issues. The NIEHS currently supports a limited competition exploratory grant through this program. Please see RFA-TW-12-001 for more information.
The NIEHS provides support for international postdoctoral fellows to perform research in a U.S. institution as a means of building research capacity in developing nations. This program provides supplemental research funding to existing grants to foster the career development of a foreign investigator in a developing country.
The Global Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP) promotes productive re-entry of NIH-trained foreign investigators into their home countries as part of a broader program to enhance the scientific research infrastructure in developing countries, to stimulate research on a wide variety of high priority health-related issues in these countries, and to advance NIH efforts to address health issues of global import.
A new initiative to build global health research capacity in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries by supporting the development of innovative, multidisciplinary global health programs.