Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity

These grants enable qualified doctoral candidates from underrepresented groups, with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research missions of NIMH.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health; NIH

The total amount to be awarded and the number of anticipated awards will depend upon the quality, duration, and costs of the applications received as determined by the peer review process, available funds, and program priorities.

These awards are available to US citizens or permanent residents who are predoctoral students advanced to candidacy in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions).

Eligible principal investigators are:

(a) students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who have been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral science.

(b) individuals with disabilities.

(c) individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.

Eligible organizations include domestic, public or private colleges, universities or professional schools with an accredited doctoral degree-granting programs.

How to Apply

Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through Web site using the SF424 (R&R) forms and Application Instruction Guide. Applications may not be submitted in paper format.