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Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.242
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 6, 2023

Scientific/research contact:
Michael C. Freed, PhD, EMT

Peer review contact:
Nick Gaiano, PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Tamara Kees


This program provides funding for innovative research that will inform and support the delivery of high-quality, continuously improving mental health services to benefit individuals with, or at risk for developing, a mental illness. Research on innovative service delivery models that seek to reduce disparities in service access, quality, and outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals limited by language or cultural barriers, sexual and gender minorities, individuals living in rural areas, socioeconomically disadvantaged persons, and other underserved groups is encouraged.

Proposed research should:

  • Identify mutable factors that impact access, continuity, utilization, quality, value, and outcomes, including disparities in outcomes, or scalability of mental health services, which may serve as targets in future service delivery intervention development
  • Develop and test new research tools, technologies, measures, or methods and statistical approaches to study these issues
  • Integrate and analyze large data sets to understand factors affecting mental health services outcomes using advanced computational and predictive analytic approaches
  • Wherever possible, leverage existing infrastructure and partnerships to accomplish these goals

A detailed list of high priority research examples is provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed budget. Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year must contact a scientific/research contact at least 6 weeks before submitting the application.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to at least 30 days before submission. The opportunity expires on September 8, 2024.

Standard NIH application due dates for new, renewal, resubmission, and revision R01 applications apply to this funding opportunity.

Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Healthcare quality · LGBTQI+ · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Mental health conditions · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources

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