Research Grants for Brain Disorders

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Brain Disorders in The Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan

This program supports collaborative research and capacity building projects on brain disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income nations.

Funded projects focus on neurological disorders and function (including sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral) and the impairment they lead to throughout life.

R21 grants provide support to conduct pilot studies and to organize, plan for, prepare, and assemble an application for a more comprehensive R01 grants.

R01 awards involve substantial collaboration between developed and developing country investigators and incorporate both research and capacity building.

Applicants are expected to develop innovative, collaborative research programs that would contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in nervous system function and impairment throughout life.

Applicants may request a project period of up to two years and a budget for direct costs of up to $100,000 per year in modules of $25,000.


  • Organizations/institutions are eligible to apply
  • The LMIC collaborator must be at an institution in a country, which is defined by the World Bank according to Gross National Income per capita as low income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income.
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI 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.

    A registration process is necessary before submission and applicants are highly encouraged to start the process at least four (4) weeks prior to the grant submission date.

    Letter of Intent deadline: April 16; April 16,

    Receipt dates: Non-AIDS: May 15; May 14,
    AIDS-related: August 22; August 21; August 23,

    For more information and application materials, contact: Research Grants for Brain Disorders Website

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