Funding Agencies for Global Health Opportunities

  • Aga Khan Foundation - AKF
    The Aga Khan Foundation focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    Dedicated to promoting transatlantic research cooperation among German, American and Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and law

  • American Association of University Women-International Fellowships
    Advances educational and professional opportunities for graduate and postgraduate women in the United State and around the world.

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Awards grants in its core program areas of higher education and scholarship, scholarly communications, research in information technology, museums and art conservation, performing arts, and conservation and the environment.

  • Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use
    The Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use supports projects to develop and deliver high impact tobacco control interventions in low- and- middle-income countries.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim¬†Fonds
    Supports basic research in biomedicine through scholarships and travel allowances that enable the recipients to visit laboratories in order to study techniques useful for their ongoing research at home.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    A comprehensive online directory of all federal assistance programs available.

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    Regularly updated list of funding opportunities maintained by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Commonwealth Fund
    Attempts to improve health care policy and practice by promoting international research, collaborations and exchanges through fellowships, meetings of researchers and policymakers, and an annual global health policy survey.

  • Community of Science
    Comprehensive online directory composing of over 400,000 funding opportunities worth over $33 billion.

  • Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
    CIES administers Fulbright grants which provide faculty with the opportunity to lecture, conduct research and participate in seminars in a variety of academic fields and settings.

  • Federal Business Opportunities
    The single point-of-entry to search and post federal government procurement opportunities.

  • Federal Register
    A publication of federal documents by federal agencies that includes funding announcements.

  • Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
    Compilation of international funding opportunities in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

  • Ford Foundation
    The Ford Foundation awards grants in support of their mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement.

  • Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation
    Provides funding for projects in the areas of global health, poverty and development, and education and information.

  • The Global Fund
    The Global Fund provides grants to support projects concerned with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

  • Global Medicine Network
    The Global Medicine Network aims to establish personal and professional contacts among individuals and organizations working in international health and global medicine in order to promote cooperative relationships in areas such as humanitarian service, medicine and supply donation, research, health education and visitor exchange.

    A central database, partly managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, containing over 1,000 grant programs and approximately $500 billion in annual rewards.

  • GrantsNet
    A free online database of funding for research and training in the sciences.

  • Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
    Honors individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infections and other diseases in Africa.

  • HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa
    A database of existing projects and information regarding research capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
    An international education and training organization that administers numerous programs, including various fellowships and scholarships.

  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences - Global Health
    Database of current projects related to global health.

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    Dedicated to funding research activities that are aimed at directly benefiting developing countries and their citizens.

  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
    Aims to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, with a focus on low resource countries. The ISID emphasizes the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education.

  • Izumi Foundation
    Dedicated to supporting efforts to improve health in developing countries.

  • Lady Davis Fellowship Trust
    The trust provides the opportunity for leading scientists, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students from abroad to teach, study, and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem or the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.

  • MacArthur (The John D. and Catherine T.) Foundation
    Supports individuals and institutions working to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

  • National Academy of Sciences
    Presents a variety of awards to recognize achievement in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    NIAID provides a list of funding opportunities in the sciences outside of those provided by the National Institute of Health.

  • National Institute of Health
    Online database of funding opportunities available for medical and behavioral sciences research.

  • National Science Foundation
    Compilation of grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering offered by the NSF.

  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Fellowships
    Fellowships promote the international exchange of scientific knowledge and techniques related to health.

  • Pfizer
    Awards fellowships and grants to academic researchers in basic, outcomes and patient-oriented research. The Pfizer Visiting Professorships also provide an avenue for in-depth, clinically focused exchanges between medical schools and host organizations and outside scholar-scientists.

  • Philippe Foundation Grants
    Grants are designed to encourage Franco-American exchanges by facilitating the exchange of scientists and doctors between the United States and France for research related endeavors. The Foundation assists doctors and scientists who already have a salary or other source of support.

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    Awards grants to support a variety of charitable projects in the United States and abroad, seeking to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy.

  • US Department of Agriculture Research Grants & Agreements
    Funding opportunities for research concerning agriculture, the environment, human health and well being and communities.

  • US Department of Health and Human Services Grants & Funding
    Information from all federal agencies regarding federal funding available in the form of grants, benefit programs for individuals and families, loans and contract opportunities.

  • Wellcome Trust
    Supports international research and research capacity building work relevant to developing or restructuring countries.