International Developmental Mentors/Collaborators

All international applicants must collaborate with a CFAR member on the International Developmental Award.  CFAR mentors/collaborators must hold faculty positions at either Brown or Boston University and have an academic appointment at or above the level of Assistant Professor.  The CFAR mentor/collaborator must be someone who has the time and expertise to provide mentorship in both the application phase as well as post-award.  Mentor/Collaborators should be able to provide expertise and guidance in the development of the application and ensure that all required documents are provided for the review committee.  If awarded, mentor/collaborators are responsible for working with each awardee in the completion of the required supplemental documentation.  All international awards that involve human subject research must receive both international and domestic IRB approval.  CFAR mentor/collaborators will be responsible for facilitating the domestic IRB approval through their home institution.  All international proposals are required to go through an extensive international and clinical clearance process by NIH.  Final protocols and consent forms must be reviewed by the CFAR mentor/collaborator to ensure that the protocol and consent form are consistent with each other and ensure that the required forms are completed in a timely manner.