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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Using Implementation Science to Support the Delivery of Evidence-Based Practices in Community-Based Mental or General Medical Healthcare Settings

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 8, 2025

Based on research topic, choose the appropriate contact from the NOSI or the related parent announcement.


This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for mental health services and implementation research to support the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based practices in community-based settings that deliver care to people with mental illness.

Rural health related projects of high priority include:

  • Studies that test strategies that can be used to reduce health disparities and advance equity in mental health interventions, services, 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
  • Projects that test/compare sustainable staff training and supervision approaches that can be used to train providers to initial competence, to monitor intervention quality, and to promote sustained fidelity in the delivery of research-supported services, across a range of clinical modalities, including telehealth, for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders
  • Projects that seek to streamline evidence-based service delivery interventions for people with mental illness and other medical or behavioral health needs (such as opioid use disorder) to improve adoption, scalability, affordability, and sustainability
  • Projects that optimize interventions and implementation approaches by testing implementation strategies and their alignment with school programs, medical facilities, the criminal justice system, and/or employment settings for people with mental illness and other co-occurring conditions
  • Projects that seek to adapt established practices to improve care for populations served by community behavioral health clinics including challenges related to social determinants of health

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
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Funding amounts vary based on the parent funding announcement.

Application process

This is a NOSI that is attached to the list of related NIH parent announcements.

Applicants should submit proposals to the related announcement and indicate that it is a response to the NOSI.

Investigators planning to submit an application are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research with program staff well in advance of the anticipated submission date to better determine appropriateness and interest.

The NOSI expires on May 8, 2025.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Health disparities · Mental health · Mental health conditions · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse

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