Foreign institutions and international organizations, including public or private non-profit or for-profit organizations, are eligible to receive most research project grants from NINDS. Foreign institutions and international organizations are not eligible to receive Institutional National Research Service Awards, Career Development Awards, program project grants, center grants, resource grants, and SBIR/STTR grants. In addition, all eligible foreign applications must meet the review criteria outlined below. For detailed information regarding eligibility, please see (Table 1). Expanded Grants.gov registration instructions for foreign organizations are available on the eSubmission website.
Applications from foreign institutions or international organizations will be evaluated and scored during the initial review process using the standard review criteria. In addition, the following will be assessed as part of the review process and award decision:
Note: These criteria are not applied to applications from domestic institutions with foreign components.
Research grant applications from foreign or international organizations must be discussed and recommended for funding by the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (NANDS Council) and are ineligible for expedited review.
Prior NINDS approval is required for the transfer of a grant-supported project or activity from one entity to another before the expiration of the approved project period. Please note that a change of grantee status that involves the transfer of a grant to or between foreign institutions or international organizations must be approved by the NINDS Advisory Council subject to the additional review criteria for foreign applicants (see above). Investigators considering a move to a foreign institution should consult with their Program Director early in this process because approval of transfers is not automatically given.
Some mechanisms may support projects awarded to a domestic institution with a foreign component. For purposes of this policy, a "foreign component" is defined as performance of any significant element or segment of the project outside the United States either by the grantee or by a researcher employed by a foreign institution, whether or not grant funds are expended. Activities that would meet this definition include:
For more complete information on NIH awards to foreign institutions and grants involving foreign components, see the NIH Grants Policy Statement, the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research website, NINDS’ FAQs for foreign applicants. Additional information on International FOA’s supported by NINDS can be found at the website of the Office of International Activities.
Additional Sources of International Travel, Training and Research Support
|Fogarty International Center|
National Institutes of Health
|Human Frontier Science Program|
|International Brain Research Organization ||National Science Foundation|
For additional questions, please contact:
|Yuan Liu, Ph.D. |
Chief of the Office of International Activities
|Stacey Chambers, M.S. |
Last Modified October 18, 2015