Persons in residency programs are also eligible with the permission of their residency director.
Since international applicants may not have U.S.-style fellowships or post-doctoral programs, they may apply if they are within three years of completing their training (e.g., registrar, residency, fellowship, doctoral program).
The program is designed for persons from low, lower middle, and upper middle income countries or for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
This new program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and managed by VIGH.
The ICRF Program supports one year of mentored clinical research only in a developing country setting.
High income nations as per the World Bank list are not eligible as training sites, nor are applicants from those countries, with the exception of the U.S.
Applicants for the fellowship must develop a collaborative research proposal with an eligible institution overseas.
Thirty-nine sites were pre-approved as suitable for ICRF in a site competition completed, and several new sites have been added.
The purpose of this program is to support a one-year, mentored research fellowship for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries and to build international health research capacity in the developing world.
The ICRF is a post-doctoral program and is complementary, but not overlapping with the International Clinical Research Scholars (ICRS) Program for health science students (pre-doctoral).
Deadline: 4th December