What funding and resources are available for international research?
The NIH does provide grant money for international research projects, international research collaborations, and international research training via the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Sciences. The Fogarty Center has many international research and international training grants available. For example, the Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award, or FIRCA, provides money for funded primary investigators, those who already have an NIH grant, to collaborate with investigators located in developing countries. All topic areas supported by NIH are eligible for FIRCA grants. The Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training program, or TRAUMA grant, is a training grant that focuses on acute care, survival, rehabilitation, and long-term health consequences of trauma and injury. The TRAUMA grants are also supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the Pan American Health Organization. The NIH/Fogarty Clinical Research Training Scholars Program provides NIH support for graduate students who are interested in international clinical research. Included in the participating institutes is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. To learn about these and other international research and training opportunities provided by the Fogarty Center, visit the Fogarty Center Web site.
Promoting International Student Research
Those involved in training the next generation of academic researchers should consider the potential benefits of an international research experience for our students who are preparing for academic-research careers. Written by Elena Plante, PhD.
International Research in Child Language Disorders
Key questions to consider when planning a research project that crosses language and cultural boundaries. Written by Laurence B. Leonard, PhD.
International Research Collaborations: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations
Collaborative research can be undertaken globally with confidence that appropriate protections are in place if the investigators are mindful of the principles that drive the regulations. Written by Theodore J. Glattke, PhD.
International Cooperative Projects
Carrying out research within an international framework poses many predictable-as well as unforeseeable-challenges. Written by Krisztina Zajdo, PhD.
ASHA's Grants and Funding Web Pages
You may be eligible for financial assistance, loans, scholarships, awards, or grants in the field of communication sciences and disorders. In order to assist members, ASHA provides information on available funding resources for students and researchers.
ASHA's Interdisciplinary Collaborations Web Page
Developed through ASHA's Research and Scientific Affairs Committee, the Interdisciplinary Collaborations Web page is designed to introduce fundamental issues involved in establishing and maintaining research collaborations.
This article first appeared in the February 2008 issue of Access Academics and Research.