PAR-22-097 Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on neuro-health and neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper middle-income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with LMIC institutions. Scientists in UMICs may partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner. Income categories are defined by the World Bank at

The collaborative research programs are expected to contribute to the long-term goals of building and strengthening sustainable neuro-health research capacity in LMICs to address brain, nervous system and neuromuscular development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, treatments, prevention and implementation strategies. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project. R01 Applications must be relevant to the mission of one of the participating ICs other than FIC. Applicants for this R01 should consult with the listed IC staff contact(s). Confirmation of interest from at least one NIH IC, other than FIC is strongly encouraged, before applying. .