Investigators from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and previously designated LMICs re-categorized as high income on or after January 1, 2021) are currently underrepresented in mental health research, curtailing their ability to partner and learn with other countries in conducting research on shared priorities.

The goal of this initiative is to support the scientific work and research career development of exceptionally talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to mental health research.

This initiative seeks to assist these researchers in launching an innovative basic, translational, clinical, or services research program that holds the potential to transform the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental illnesses in low-resource international settings.

For more guidance on this funding opportunity, please watch NIMH’s Global Mental Health Team’s technical assistance webinar on mental health research awards for investigators early in their career in low and middle-income countries.

Submit your letter of intent by 14 October 2021. 

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