This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for research training activities in linked Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth). The overall objective of the GEOHealth program is to support the development of institutions in the Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats. Hubs are supported by two coordinated linked awards to 1) a LMIC institution for research and 2) a U.S. institution to coordinate research training. Together all regional hubs supported will form the GEOHealth Network, a platform for coordinated environmental and occupational health research and research training activities. An application submitted in response to this FOA for research training must be harmonized with a linked application for a related research project under RFA-TW-14-001 “Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research”. This FOA is intended to support research and research training that can only be conducted primarily in and/or by scientists at LMIC institutions.
Only one application per institution is allowed.
Applications may be submitted by eligible domestic (U.S.) institutions that demonstrate collaborations with Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) institutions named in their application by documented joint publications, grants or previous research training activities. LMICs are defined by the World Bank classification (http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups) and include “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries.
Cooperative agreement. Anticipated budget total costs may not exceed $300,000 per year. The U2R application budget should be developed in close coordination with the linked U01 research application (RFA-TW-14-001) because the combined budget for both linked U01 and U2R applications cannot exceed $600,000 in total costs per year and at least 50% of the combined budget must be in the LMIC's U01 application. The maximum project period is 5 years.
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