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ARCHIVED - Foreign Grants - Foreign Specific Programs

Foreign-Specific Programs 

In general, foreign institutions and international organizations, including public or private non-profit or for-profit organizations, are eligible to apply for research project grants. Foreign institutions and international organizations are generally not eligible to apply for Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants, program project grants, center grants, resource grants, SBIR/STTR grants, or construction grants. However, some activity codes, such as program project grants (P01), may support projects awarded to a domestic institution with a foreign component.

Activity Codes/Types of Programs:

Each Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with one or more activity codes, which represent different types of grant programs (e.g. D43, G11, R01, R03). A comprehensive list of activity codes is at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/ac_search_results.htm.

The following activity codes do NOT allow foreign applicants:

  • R13/U13 - Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings  (the meeting may be held at an international location, but the grantee must be a U.S.-based Institution)
  • R41/42 - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards
  • R43/44 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards
  • K awards (except K99) - Career Development awards

The following activity codes almost never allow foreign applicants:

  • P awards - Research Program Projects and Centers
  • T awards - NRSA Institutional Training Programs
  • F awards - NRSA Fellowship Programs

The following activity codes were designed specifically for foreign applicants/ international collaborations:

  • D43 - AIDS International Training and Research Program
  • F05 - International Research Fellowships
  • G11 - International Extramural Associates Research Development Awards (IEARDA)
  • T37 - Minority International Research Training Grants
  • U2R/ U2G - International Cooperative Agreements (e.g. training, capacity building, HIV/AIDS prevention and care).

Selected Special Programs for Foreign Applicants (R awards)

Selected Special Programs for Foreign Applicants (D43, F05, G11 awards)

 


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