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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)

Deadline: 8/22/12; 12/21/12; 4/22/13; 8/22/13; 12/23/13

These grants aim to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce. These grants are for up to 2 years, and they will enable qualified doctoral candidates to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

These awards are available to US citizens or permanent residents who are predoctoral students advanced to candidacy and who are from the following groups:

  • Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research

Award Amount:

  • $22,032 for living allowance.
  • $15,000 for additional expenses such as fringe benefits (including health insurance for self and family members), travel to scientific meetings, and research costs of the dissertation in accordance with institutional policies.


Lauren D. Hill, PhD
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7155, MSC 9635
Bethesda, MD 20892-9635
Tel: 301-443-2638


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