Scholarships for Nigerian students to study abroad and in Nigeria 2019-2020

Fogarty International Research Training Award 2019-2020

Fogarty is dedicated to advancing the NIH mission by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. The Fogarty International Center's vision is a world in which the frontiers of hea... read more

Fogarty International research training award program is a program that is intended for institutional research training in low-and middle-income countries. This program may be carried out in collaboration between educational institutions in the United States of America and an eligible Low-and middle-income country. This is designed to strengthen sustainably the non-communicable disease research capacity of educational and research institutions in the qualifying low-and middle-income countries. The funding opportunities allows support of trainees as the lead researchers of an independent clinical trial, or a different ancillary study to an already existing research trial and also to gain research expertise in a clinical trial led by another researcher as part of their research and career development. The maximum Fogarty International award program is for five years.

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Aim and Benefits

 The funding budget are limited to up to $230,000 for new awards and $250,000 for old awards annually. It covers tuition and fees, stipends and trainee travel allowance.


List of Courses for Postgraduate Scholarship


Requirements for Postgraduate Qualification

  1. Applicants from Public/state controlled institutions of higher education
  2. Applicants must be from a low- and middle-income country to be eligible
  3. Students from private institutions of higher learning can apply as well
  4. Students with the skills, knowledge and resources to carry out the proposed research training program.
  5. Applicants are to explain in details how their proposed research grant support and activities are related to the proposed research training plan.

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Interview date, Process and Venue

Applications will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by (an) appropriate Scientific Review Group(s), convened by the Center for Scientific Review} in accordance with NIH peer review policy and procedures, using the stated review criteria. Assignment to a Scientific Review Group will be shown in the eRA Commons.

As part of the scientific peer review, all applications:

    1. May undergo a selection process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific and technical merit (generally the top half of applications under review) will be discussed and assigned an overall impact score.
    2. Will receive a written critique.
  1. Applications will be assigned to the appropriate NIH Institute or Center. Applications will compete for available funds with all other recommended applications . Following initial peer review, recommended applications will receive a second level of review by the Fogarty International Center and other assigned and participating National Advisory Council or Board. The following will be considered in making funding decisions:

    1. Scientific and technical merit of the proposed project as determined by scientific peer review.
    2. Availability of funds.
    3. Relevance of the proposed project to program priorities. Consideration of geographic distribution.

After the peer review of the application is completed, the PD/PI will be able to access his or her Summary Statement (written critique) via the eRA Commons. Refer to Part 1 for dates for peer review, advisory council review, and earliest start date 
Information regarding the disposition of applications is available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.


Application Deadline

November 12, 2019 .


How to Apply

It is critical that applicants follow the Training (T) Instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, except where instructed to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notice from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts). Conformance to all requirements (both in the Application Guide and the FOA) is required and strictly enforced. Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Application Guide as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV. When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.

There are several options available to submit your application through Grants.gov to NIH and Department of Health and Human Services partners. You must use one of these submission options to access the application forms for this opportunity.

  1. Use the NIH ASSIST system to prepare, submit and track your application online. Apply online using assist
  2. Use an institutional system-to-system (S2S) solution to prepare and submit your application to Grants.gov and eRA Commons to track your application. Check with your institutional officials regarding availability. 
  3. Use Grants.gov Workspace to prepare and submit your application and eRA Commons to track your application.

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