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Office Of International Activities

The Mission of the Office of International Activities (OIA) at NINDS is to identify significant global health issues, to seek opportunities, and to develop creative approaches promoting international research, training, and collaborations in neuroscience that are relevant to the Institute's mission.

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The Office of International Activities (OIA) supports the coordination and development of programs and initiatives that foster international research, training and collaborations that are relevant to the institute's mission.

NINDS International Funding Opportunities

  • International Neuroscience Fellowship (F05)

    This program provides a unique opportunity to qualified foreign neuroscientists, at the junior or mid-career level, to receive up to three years of research training in the United States (U.S.). Eligible individual applicants include non-immigrant foreign scientists with a doctoral degree (or its equivalent) and a sponsor in the U.S. who is affiliated with an eligible U.S. organization. This individual must also have an endorsement from their home institution, and an appointment in an institution in their home country upon completion of the fellowship. The proposed research training must be within the scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research as it relates to neuroscience, and should enhance the trainee’s knowledge and skills to conduct independent research in his or her home country.  All applicants must be from a low- to middle-income country based on Gross National Income per capita classified by the World Bank (http://go.worldbank.org/K2CKM78CC0).

Application Receipt Dates: To be announced
Participating Institutes: NINDS, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDA,   NIDCD,NIEHS, NIMH

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  • US-JAPAN Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP) - Administrative Supplements

    This administrative supplement program promotes scientist exchange, training, and research collaborations between neuroscientists from the U.S. and Japan. The U.S. component of the BRCP supports the following activities: 1) Visit of U.S. scientists to conduct collaborative research and/or to acquire advanced research skills in Japanese institutions; 2) U.S.-Japan joint workshops to exchange scientific information and to foster collaborations on topics relevant to the mission of the BRCP. All applicants must have a currently active NIH grant from one of the participating NIH institutes.

    Receipt Dates
    : To be announced

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NIH-wide International Funding Initiatives

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OIA Address

Office of International Activities
Division of Extramural Research
NSC, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 2187
Bethesda, MD 20892-9531
Phone: 301-496-0012
FAX: 301-480-1080


Office of International Activities
Division of Extramural Research
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 2187
Rockville, MD 20892-9531