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93.281 Mental Health Research Career_Scientist Development Awards
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Title III, Section 301, Public Law 78-410, 42 U.S.C. 241, as amended.
To provide support for research relating to the problems of mental illness and mental health and to raise the level of competence and increase the number of individuals engaged in such research via special levels of National Institute of Mental Health support.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01, MRSDA), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08, MCSDA), Mentored Scientist Development Award for New Minority Faculty (K01, MSDA NMF), and Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) provide support for individuals with research potential who need additional development and/or experience in a productive research environment. Awards are available for up to 5 years of salary support (up to $90,000 per year) for the individual candidate, fringe benefits, and 8 percent indirect costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under justified circumstances. Salary support may be supplemented by the sponsoring institution from nonfederal funds. The Independent Scientist Award (K02, ISA) is for independent scientists whose careers are developing rapidly; the Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is for outstanding clinical scientists engaged in patient-oriented research; the Senior Scientist Award K05, SSA is for outstanding senior investigators. No specialized training costs are available; limited research costs for K05s, K24s, and K02s in theoretical areas are available.
Applicant Eligibility: All awards in these series are made to appropriate domestic research centers, medical schools, departments of psychiatry, non-medical academic departments, psychiatric hospitals or hospitals with psychiatric services, community mental health centers, biomedical research institutes, and departments of behavioral science on behalf of individuals who need the opportunity to realize research potentials. The individuals in all cases must be citizens or nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Individuals must qualify by scholastic degree and previous training and/or experience.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reports must be submitted as follows: (1) Interim Progress Reports annually as part of continuation application; (2) Final Progress Report and Invention Statement, and Financial Status Report within 90 days of the end of support.
Account Identification: 75-0892-0-1-552.
In fiscal year 2001, 407 awards were funded. In fiscal year 2002, 430 awards are estimated to be funded; and fiscal year 2003, 443 awards are expected to be made.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
42 CFR 52. Guidelines available from NIMH Fax 4U (301) 443-5158 or NIMH Headquarters Office Staff. No charge. NIH Grants Policy Statement (Revised March 2001).
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Cortical processes in perception and memory; (2) regulatory mechanisms in brain maturation; (3) chemical factors in abnormal behavior; (4) hemispheric specialization of higher functions in humans; (5) theory and measurement of personality development; (6) biological substrate and correlates of schizophrenia; (7) biochemistry and behavioral recovery after post-traumatic stress; and (8) children's mental health services research.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) The potential to develop and/or perform as outstanding research scientists; (2) scientific merit of the proposed research plans; (3) relevance to NIMH priorities; and (4) potential contribution to the mental health field.