Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Hubs (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Funding Opportunity ID:328361
Opportunity Number:RFA-RM-20-015
Opportunity Title:Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Hubs (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.310
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.
Agency Code:HHS-NIH11
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Posted Date:Jul 24, 2020
Close Date:Feb 08, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jul 24, 2020
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
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Description:This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for Research Hubs as part of a broader initiative entitled Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa). The goal of DS-I Africa is to spur new health discoveries and catalyze innovation in healthcare, public health, and health research on the continent through application of data science. DS-I Africa Research Hubs will be funded to advance data science health research and innovation in Africa and support new African and global partnerships that enhance the impact of data science health research. Hubs will engage government, industry, or other organizations, including diverse departments from academic institutions, that can partner to provide synergistic expertise, collaborate on research, and support data science linked to new technologies and solutions. Applicants must propose at least 2 distinct research projects and a system for soliciting, evaluating, and awarding smaller pilots projects, all focused on a central health theme that addresses priorities in an African country or region. Applications must be submitted from African academic or other non-profit organizations. Proposed partnerships with organizations outside the applicant institution are required and can include all types of organizations in Africa, the U.S., or other countries.
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