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Minority International Research Training Grant in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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The applicant institution and its associated consortia institutions must be U.S. colleges or universities that offer baccalaureate degrees in fields relevant to biomedical and behavioral sciences. Each training grant may include any or all of the three following components: (1) The undergraduate program for training minority students abroad for 8 to 12 weeks to include language training (if necessary) and a research experience; (2) The post-baccalaureate component which will support minority students seeking a graduate research degree (M.S., Ph.D. or D.Sc.) for 3 to 12 months while abroad at a major international research center, or unique study population site; and (3) the faculty mentor program to provide 3-12 months of support to provide guidance to undergraduates in (1) above. Grants may support stipends, travel, health insurance, foreign living expenses, tuition and fees, and other educational expenses at the foreign institutions. Stipends are $800 per month for undergraduate, $1,225 for graduate students and $1,250 per month for the faculty member. Requests may be made for health insurance, foreign tuition and fees. Foreign living expenses will be $1,000 per month for undergraduate and graduate students and $2,000 for faculty members. Research training support for each participant may be requested for use at the foreign institution for up to $600 per month. Travel expenses from the home institution to and from the foreign training site may be requested. Also, domestic administrative expenses of up to 10 percent of total direct costs may be requested.

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This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.