Fogarty International Center: Global Environmental and Occupational Health

The overall objective of the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program is to support the development of institutions in the low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, curriculum, and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats. Hubs are supported by two coordinated linked awards to 1) a LMIC institution for research and 2) a U.S. institution to coordinate research training. Together all regional hubs supported will form the GEOHealth Network, a platform for coordinated environmental and occupational health research and research training activities.

GEOHealth Hubs are expected to bring together multiple disciplines to advance the pace of scientific discovery initially in one focal environmental or occupational health area. The focal environmental or occupational health-related area should be selected by the applicants, based upon expertise within the proposed consortium to address a priority public health need in the country and/or region. Applicants are encouraged to develop a deliberate process that builds on demonstrated capacity and may increase in scientific scope over the life of the grant. The scientific area of proposed research may include, but is not limited to:

  • agricultural health
  • workplace safety
  • occupational health
  • informal work
  • outdoor and indoor air quality
  • electronic waste
  • extractive industries
  • food safety
  • water quality
  • toxic waste
  • climate change health science

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the foundation's website:


Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • Institutions/organizations must propose multiple PDs/PIs in response to this FOA. Each PD/PI on the linked U2R research training application (RFA-TW-14-002) must be designated as a multiple PD/PI on this research application, and each PD/PI on this U01 research application must be designated as multiple PD/PI on the U2R research training application. Visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
  • The PDs/PIs should have research and research training experience in the LMIC country that is the focus of the application.

Submission Process

Step 1

Anyone wishing to pursue nomination for the Fogarty International Center Award should submit the application materials detailed below as one PDF email attachment to Dr. Suzanne Rivera no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014.


  1. Cover letter addressing the eligibility criteria
  2. Full C.V. with funding history
  3. One-page scientific abstract
Step 2

Final nominees will be notified of their selection by October 8, 2014.

Step 3

Funding agency deadline for Letter of Intent is October 19, 2014.

Step 4

Funding agency deadline for Application is November 19, 2014.


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
10/03/2014 10/08/2014 10/19/2014 11/19/2014 CLOSED