This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for centers to support transdisciplinary teams of clinical and mental health services researchers, behavioral scientists, social scientists, health information and communications technologists, health systems engineers, decision scientists, and mental health stakeholders (e.g., service users, family members, clinicians, payers) to engage in high-impact studies that will significantly advance clinical practice and generate knowledge that will fuel transformation of mental health care in the United States. Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers will support the rapid development, testing, and refinement of novel and integrative approaches for (1) optimizing the effectiveness of therapeutic or preventive interventions for mental disorders within well-defined target populations; (2) organizing and delivering optimized mental health services within real world treatment settings; and (3) continuously improving the quality, impact, and durability of optimized interventions and service delivery within diverse care systems. The ALACRITY Centers program is intended to support research that maximizes synergies across various components of the mental health research ecosystem, including new discoveries in clinical research, transformative health care technologies, advances in information science, and new federal and state mechanisms for organizing mental health care. The Centers are intended for transdisciplinary projects that could not be achieved using standard research project grant mechanisms. The ALACRITY Centers program is also expected to facilitate widespread sharing of relevant data, methods, and resources that will accelerate clinical research and practice and to provide opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career investigators to participate in transdisciplinary, T2 translational mental health research.
Applicants interested in submitting applications to support transdisciplinary programs of research focused on identification, prevention, and treatment of suicide risk, specifically, are directed to PAR-20-286 ("Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Research Centers (P50)").
- Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
- Application Due Date(s): May 17, 2021, May 17, 2022, May 17, 2023
PAR-20-293 Expiration Date Expiration Date: May 18, 2023