Career Development Grant Writing


To optimally align with opportunities for investigators for LMIC (November for EDCTP, Fogarty K43, Wellcome Trust, FGHFP), the MHIRST grant writing workshop is organized to encourage doctoral and post-doctoral trainees to apply for the Fogarty Global Health Fellows (FGHF) program. The workshop prepares the prospective applicants for the November submission deadlines of these grants. The grant provides stipend support and 10,000 USD in research funding for young investigators. The applications to the Fogarty Global health Program can cover any health topic even though the MHIRST trainees are focused on HIV Implementation research. This directed workshop involves reviewing all required elements and is expected to result in all MHIRST fellows successfully submitting a career development award. The workshop is a practical program to “jumpstart” the grant submission with a focus on areas that are challenging for junior investigators including specific aims, analytical sections, and budgeting. Trainees will work on their actual proposals, review each other’s proposals, and be mentored one on one during the weeks. The program currently runs virtually twice every week, for a period of 8 to 9 weeks.


The grant writing workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the key elements of a grant application process and requires for them to submit an application for the annual Fogarty Global Health Fellowship awards.