Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) encourages applications for the Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) award. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce. It will enable qualified doctoral candidates to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research mission of the NIMH. The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

Eligible PD/PIs include predoctoral students at the dissertation stage of training with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research and who either are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who have been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral science; are individuals with disabilities; or are individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages as should include 1) a brief description of the proposed research, 2) how the research is relevant to the research mission of NIMH, 3) a brief description of the applicant’s background and current educational status, and 4) the applicant’s career goals and trajectory, especially as they relate to the area of mental health/mental disorders-related.


The total project period may not exceed two years. Total allowable costs per year are the current fiscal year National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend level ( and up to $15,000 for additional expenses.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

May 8, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at