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Funding News - Applications Sought for Fogarty International Research Collaboration Awards in Behavioral, Social Sciences Research

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for Fogarty International Research Collaboration Awards in Behavioral, Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS) Research. This announcement is made together with 9 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

The objectives of the FIRCA program are to support collaborative research efforts between NIH-funded scientists and scientists in developing countries on research of high scientific merit, relevant to global health, and of mutual interest and benefit, and to help build research capabilities and foster further sustained and productive research and research collaborations at the foreign sites.

The opportunity to collaborate internationally provides a means of access to new information and perspectives, innovative concepts and methods, emerging research technologies, and unique populations and environments important for addressing global health problems. The FIRCA will extend and enhance the research interests of both the NIH-funded scientist and the collaborating developing country scientist, and will help to increase the research capacity of the developing country institution.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2187, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1917;
fax: 301-401-1501; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: