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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions in School Settings

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National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 5, 2024

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This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for dissemination and implementation research to support innovative approaches to overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions to support children's mental, emotional, and behavioral health in school settings.

Topics of interest include:

  • Strategies to implement mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health promotion and prevention interventions into school settings
  • Studies that identify the core components of preventive MEB interventions or policy that make it effective, as well as the optimal ways to improve the fidelity of implementation and/or adapt those components for diverse settings
  • Studies to inform how multi-level MEB interventions can be optimally delivered in K-12 school settings
  • Strategies that leverage multi-level, cross-sector partnerships among schools, businesses, healthcare systems, community-based organizations, and other community resources to advance the scale-up of effective MEB health programs, policies, and practices
  • Testing the effectiveness of dissemination or implementation strategies to reduce health disparities in MEB health and improve quality of care among rural, minority, low literacy and numeracy, and other underserved children and adolescents
  • Research that includes multi-jurisdictional data or multiple school districts to consider how features of the broader community and resources impact the effectiveness, adoption, scale-up, and sustainability of MEB health programming

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 June 5, 2024.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Children and youth · Health disparities · Mental health · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Schools

Organizations (4)

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