Foreign Applications for the NIH

Daniel Bednarik

Research Grants

The National Institutes of health is a part of the United States Department of Health & Human Services and it is the main U.S. Federal agency that not only performs, but also facilitates scientific and medical research.  The NIH seeks to fund projects that they believe will be the most beneficial for society at large and will yield the most promising results in terms of improving health care and quality of life.  They are consistently looking for the best of the best in terms of new and interesting scientific research projects, and they accept project applications not only from the United States, but also from places all over the world.

Thus, they have some specific information that applies to any individuals from foreign locations looking to apply for funding with the NIH. For the most part, the process is the same for a foreign applicant as it would be for someone in the United States, although there are some discrepancies between the two.

The NIH advises anyone looking to apply for a grant to review the NIH Grants Policy Statement, which gives a strong overview of the exact policies and regulations for all of the awards given to any organization, either domestic or foreign.  It is a great place to start and review for anyone who has any interest in applying for a grant of any kind.  Similarly, The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is a document that is published every day and provides the latest in information about grant policies, opportunities for funding and any other details pertaining to requirements for grant applications.

For anyone from abroad who is looking to apply for a research grant with the NIH, it is absolutely welcomed, yet also imperative that the rules and regulations be reviewed extensively so nothing is missed.  The NIH greatly appreciates any applications from abroad, as they are always looking for the best in terms of furthering health and treatments and want to have a deep pool of options to choose from.  For more information on foreign applications for NIH funding, check out this page.