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Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (FRAME Innovation)

Status: Accepting applications



  • U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions are eligible as applicants. LMICs are as defined by the World Bank classification system.
  • U.S. applicants are required to collaborate with named institutions or research entities in LMICs. LMIC applicants may come in independently, or choose to collaborate with U.S. or other LMIC partners.
  • Applications must include participation by at least three schools, departments, or entities of distinct disciplines, either at the applicant institution or among a consortium.
  • Institutions or consortia must participate, as a recipient or significant collaborator, in a minimum of five research or research training grants or research contracts in global health topics involving significant participation by investigators in LMICs.
  • Trainees must be citizens of the U.S. or an LMIC and have obtained a terminal degree in their fields (doctorate or other, as appropriate).
  • View full award eligibility information in the Announcement.

Clarification on number of applications per institution:

  • Each institution may submit only one application per application deadline as the applicant institution (the institution listed as the responsible administrating entity on the face page).
  • Amended applications that were not awarded in the first round may be resubmitted for the second application deadline on December 14, 2012, in addition to a new application from that institution.
  • Institutions may participate in more than one consortium in a given application round as an applicant institution and as a participating consortium partner on applications submitted by other institutions.

Program Overview

Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (FRAME Innovation) will provide support to institutions in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to build capacity within their institutions to develop broadly interdisciplinary, postdoctoral (or post-terminal degree) research training programs in global health directed towards encouraging innovation in health-related products, processes and policies. The program emphasizes hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative approaches and allows U.S. and LMIC trainees to be trained together.

Interdisciplinary trainee teams should be challenged to identify critical health needs in LMICs that can be addressed through innovation, and carry out the underlying scientific research necessary to develop, validate, and test their concepts. To increase the potential for translation of research findings into realized health benefits, project design should include considerations of implementation appropriate to low resource settings in LMICs, particularly regarding increased effectiveness, affordability, accessibility, ease of use or delivery, and/or scalability.

By engaging multiple entities within and among institutions, proposed programs should also build institutional capacity for interdisciplinary research training in global health, stimulate new collaborations, and increase the pipeline of researchers from a wide variety of fields who engage in global health research.

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Programmatic Issues

Flora N. Katz, Ph.D.
Framework Innovations Program Officer
Director, Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220 USA
Phone: 301-402-9591
Fax: (301) 402-0779

Grants Management

Mollie Shea
Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: 301-496-9750
Fax: 301-594-1211


Last Updated: 10/22/2019 10:44 AM