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NIH: Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)RFA-TW-21-004

This program seeks to... provide opportunities for up to six consortia to develop or expand global health research training programs that meet the following objectives: (1) provide one-year mentored research training for pre-doctoral students from the U.S. and recent post-doctoral and post-professional degree graduates (collectively referred to as trainees) from the U.S. and low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) in global health research at established biomedical and health research institutions and project sites in LMICs, particularly those supported by the NIH; (2) provide training opportunities within broad areas of research relevant to the health priorities of collaborating LMICs and aligned with the scientific priorities across the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices; (3) provide the solid scientific research foundation needed for trainees to rigorously develop and conduct research and effectively communicate research findings with increasing independence, with the goal of enhancing the global health research career potential of the trainees; and (4) provide more equitable access to and inclusive participation in this program to diverse populations in the U.S..

U of SC may submit one application in response to this solicitation.

Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send an updated NIH formatted biosketch ( and a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by June 25, 2021.

NIH indicates that a letter of intent IS NOT REQUIRED and a full application is due by August 20, 2021 . For more information:

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