TCRB Currently Active International Grants

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Currently active international tobacco control grants can be found in the international portfolio of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Grants are awarded either to U.S. institutions collaborating with foreign partners or directly to a foreign institution. Details about all international grants and grans with foreign components can be found here.

TOBAC Currently Active Grants

The Fogarty International Center’s (FIC) International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC) supports transdisciplinary research to address the global tobacco epidemic and reduce the global burden of morbidity and mortality caused by tobacco use. The program also seeks to strengthen the research base of U.S. and foreign institutions, especially those institutions in low- and middle-income countries. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been a co-sponsor of TOBAC since its inception over a decade ago, and continues to provide co-funding support for some of the grants under this initiative along with the FIC and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. A 2013 report reviewing the first ten years of the initiative is available here.

Location Project Title Primary Institution Start Date End Date
Argentina From Production to Retailing: Policy-Oriented Research on Tobacco Economy in Argentina Interamerican Heart Foundation, INC, Dallas 12/20/12 7/31/15
Brazil Network for Tobacco Control among Women in Parana, Brazil University of Alabama at Birmingham 9/1/12 7/31/17
China, Tanzania Tobacco Control Policy Analysis & Intervention Evaluation in China and Tanzania Public Health Institute Oakland 7/25/12 6/30/17
Mexico, Argentina, Germany Cinema Smoking and Youth Smoking in Latin America Dartmouth College 8/1/2012 07/31/2017
Romania Increasing Capacity for Tobacco Research in Romania Davidson College 7/16/12 6/30/17
Syria Advancing addiction research and capacity to guide tobacco control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Florida International University 9/1/12 8/31/18
Tunisia Capacity Building for Tobacco Control in Tunisia, North Africa & Middle East University of Minnesota 9/22/12 9/31/14
Uruguay Preventing tobacco use among adolescents in Uruguay: Project Activate University of Texas Health  Science  Center Houston 9/1/12 7/31/17

PEER currently active grants with NCI support

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with U.S. Government-funded partners. NCI participated in PEER Health Cycle 2 by supporting three awards with a focus on tobacco smoke exposure.

Location Project Title Primary Institution Start Date
End Date


Impact of reduced in-home secondhand smoke exposure on low birthweight prevalence and neonate health Gadjah Mada University 09/01/2014 09/01/2017


Effects of air pollution in early life on infant and maternal health University of Indonesia 09/01/2014 09/01/2017


Effect of a smoking cessation intervention program for families of children diagnosed with TB Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association 09/01/2014 09/01/2017