- The Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Behavioral, Social Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BSS) facilitates collaborative behavioral and social science research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. For basic biomedical research see the companion Fogarty International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical Research Award Program (FIRCA-BB) announcement (PAR-05-072).
- This program uses the NIH R03 mechanism.
- 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.
- Eligible principal investigators must either: (a) have current, eligible NIH-funded research and collaborate with a colleague from a laboratory or research site in an eligible developing country; or (b) currently be or formerly have been a Foreign Collaborator on a FIRCA awarded within the past seven years. The foreign collaborator/ foreign P.I. must hold a position in an eligible country at an eligible public or private non-profit institution that will allow him/her adequate time and provide appropriate facilities to conduct the proposed research (See Section III Eligibility Information for further details on requirements).
- Only one FIRCA application may be submitted by the same investigator or involve the same collaborator per review cycle
- Please use the PHS 398 to apply for the FIRCA program. 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
Drug Abuse Research Programs
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
Research and Training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
Senior International Fellowships
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