Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training

 

Prior to FY2013, this programs objectives included to ensure a continuing and adequate supply of well-trained scientists who are able to conduct research on mental health problems. The program provides training grants to institutions and fellowships to individuals at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. There are awards to medical students proposing to acquire doctoral research degrees in addition to their medical degrees. Awards are made for training in the areas of basic and clinical neuroscience, genetics, developmental, behavioral, clinical, epidemiological, prevention, treatment and services research relevant to mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, and HIV/AIDS. These programs encourage training individuals in mental health research who are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, or individuals disadvantaged because of educational or other circumstances that have inhibited their ability to pursue such a career.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.282
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Training
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY14, no awards were made under this CFDA number. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY15, it is estimated that no awards will be made under this CFDA number. Fiscal Year 2016: In FY16, it is estimated that no awards will be made under this CFDA number.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Title IV, Section 487, 42 U.S.C 288.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Prior to FY2013, fFor a training grant, an institution must be a domestic public or nonprofit private organization. The applicant institution must have, or be able to develop, the staff and facilities to provide the proposed research training in an environment suitable for performing high-quality research. An applicant for individual predoctoral fellowship support must be enrolled in a research doctoral degree program by the proposed activation date of the fellowship. A postdoctoral applicant must have received a Ph.D., Psy.D., M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., D.N.S., D.O., D.S.W., or equivalent degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for an individual postdoctoral fellowship. An applicant for an M.D./Ph.D. individual fellowship must be enrolled in an M.D./Ph.D. program at an approved medical school, accepted in a related scientific program, and supervised by a mentor in the related scientific field. All individuals to be supported under the NRSA program must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals and nonprofit organizations will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q, and 42 CFR Part 66. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted electronically using the SF 424 (Research & Related). Information about the SF 424 form may be found on http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm, but application packages should be accessed through the appropriate funding opportunity announcement, found either on the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html) or through the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov/). For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714, Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov. Information concerning current areas of science being supported is available from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Completed paper forms should be submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892-7710 or Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service). This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed for scientific merit by nonfederal consultants recruited nationwide from the mental health field. Applications other than fellowships must also be reviewed by the National Advisory Mental Health Council. If an institutional training grant is recommended for approval and a decision to make an award is made, a formal award notice will be sent to the applicant institution. If an individual fellowship is recommended for approval and a decision to make an award is made, a formal award notice will be sent to the designated sponsoring institution business official. Postdoctoral students to be supported must submit required appointment forms, including a payback agreement and a Statement of Non-Delinquency on Federal Debt Certification. Predoctoral trainees whose appointments began after June 10, 1993, no longer incur a payback obligation.
Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days. From 5 to 7 months. Review of AIDS-related applications is expedited.
Appeals
A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-064.html.
Renewals
By law an individual may receive no more than 6 years of support in the aggregate at the predoctoral level and no more than 3 years of support in the aggregate at the postdoctoral level under the NRSA program (through an individual and/or institutional award). Any exception to these limitations requires a waiver from the Director of the awarding Institute based on review of justification from the awardee and the program director for the institutional grant.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
How are proposals selected?
The following considerations will be used in determining projects to be funded. For Training Grants: (1) quality of the proposed training program as determined by peer review; (2) availability of funds; and (3) program priority. For Fellowships: (1) overall merit of the application; (2) relevance of the application to the research priorities and mission of the institute and programs; and (3) availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Prior to FY2013, this programs aimed to provide Individual fellowships to students seeking predoctoral or postdoctoral support for full-time research training or who are enrolled in an formal M.D./Ph.D. program. An institutional allowance will be provided to the sponsoring institution for each awardee. In addition, any domestic public or nonprofit institution may apply for an institutional research training grant in a specified area of research from which a number of stipend awards will be made to individuals selected by the training program director at the institution. Support is available for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and will include an amount for institutional expenses. Indirect costs may be requested at 8 percent of total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and related fees and expenditures for equipment, or actual indirect costs, whichever is less. Postdoctoral students receiving fellowships or stipend support under either individual or institutional grants for 12 months or less are obligated to pay back this support through an equivalent period of continued postdoctoral training or a period of health related research and/or teaching activities after the completion of their training. Postdoctoral individuals in their thirteenth and subsequent months of support will incur no further obligation, and such support will be considered acceptable postdoctoral payback service. Research training support may not be used for internships or other clinical training.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Annual progress reports are required. Annual reports of activities for tracking payback provisions are required from postdoctoral fellows and trainees upon termination of support. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. For nongovernmental grant recipients, audits are to be carried out in accordance with the provisions set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Records
Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
By law an individual may receive no more than 6years of support in the aggregate at the predoctoral level and no more than 3 years of support in the aggregate at the postdoctoral level under the NRSA program (through an individual and/or institutional award). For an M.D./Ph.D. fellowship, 6 years may be requested. In practice, recommendations of review committees are generally for 2 or 3 years. Awards for institutional grants may be made for project periods of up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the application organization.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the application organization.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tracy Waldeck Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Room 6160, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Email: waldeckt@mail.nih.gov Phone: 301-443-5047 Fax: 301-443-9474
Website Address
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0892-0-1-552.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Fellowships)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - It is estimated that zero arward will be made under this CFDA program.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$0.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 66. NIH Grants Policy Statement (Revised 12/2003).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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