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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute of Mental Health Networks for Mental Health Research Education

Deadline: May 24, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, the NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on mentoring activities and, in particular, mentoring networks. Networks may be national or regional. All proposed networks should provide significant new opportunities, and should comprise efforts substantially beyond any ongoing mentoring, networking, or research education within academic programs, institutions, or pre-existing networks; or educational collaborations among institutions. Participants in proposed mentoring networks are limited to graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars, and/or early-career faculty. Proposed networks are expected to enhance the participants’ professional development and to foster their career trajectory towards independent mental health research. Proposed programs are thus expected to contribute to the development of a skilled cadre of investigators in requisite scientific research areas to advance the objectives of the NIMH Strategic Plan.

Amount: The total amount is not specified. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets may not exceed $200,000 in direct costs annually and are expected to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum period is 5 years.

Eligibility: Higher education institutions; nonprofits other than institutions of higher education; for profit organizations; governments; and other (e.g., independent school districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American tribal organizations, faith-based or community-based organizations, or regional organizations).

Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-080.html

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