Deadline: 6 December 2017
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its “Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Collaborative Centers” to establish Collaborative Centers to study ethical, legal and societal issues (ELSI) of human genome and environmental health research across the African continent.
In order to enhance the capacity for genomics research, in Africa by African scientists, and to understand the genetic and environmental factors that determine disease susceptibility, H3Africa has three interrelated, interdependent objectives:
- To support human genomics and genetics research that will not only generate important findings and discoveries relevant to human health, but will also serve as a vehicle to improve the research capacity of African laboratories and provide research opportunities for young scientists at the institutions where the research is carried out.
- To expand expertise and experience in genomics-based biomedical research and environmental epidemiology in Africa through research experience, skills development, and enhanced collaborations with regional, national, and international partners.
- To improve infrastructure including bioinformatics and biorepository capacity needed to support genomics-based and environmental research and associated data and sample sharing.
Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
- non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
- Specifically the following African organizations/institutions are eligible to apply:
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
- Foreign Institutions
- non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.