NIH: Fogarty International Center NIH: Fogarty International Center
Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health
Home > Programs > Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa - NIH Common Fund Print

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.


Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)

Status: Future competition expected

Announcement(s)

Notices of Intent to Publish funding opportunity announcements for Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa):

Deadlines

  • Estimated Publication Date of the Funding Opportunity Announcements: July 10, 2020
  • First Estimated Application Due Date: November 24, 2020
  • Earliest Estimated Start Date: August 1, 2021

Program Overview

NIH is launching Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), an NIH Common Fund program, to explore how advances in data science applied in the African context can spur new health discoveries and catalyze innovation. This program will leverage existing data and technologies to develop solutions to the continent’s most pressing clinical and public health problems through a robust ecosystem of new partners from academic, government and private sectors.

NIH will host an online-only, DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium Platform in the summer of 2020 to launch the DS-I Africa program and facilitate networking.

Partners

DS-I Africa is a program of the NIH Common Fund, which is managed by the Office of Strategic Coordination/Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Coordination/Office of the NIH Director.

A working group of NIH components is guiding the program, led by Fogarty, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Last Updated: 5/12/2020 12:39 PM