Implementation Science for the Prevention and Treatment of Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders in Low- and Middle-income Countries (U01)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits grant applications to address implementation research questions facing World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and previously designated LMICs re-categorized as high income on or after January 1, 2011, in their efforts to deliver sustainable, evidence-based interventions for the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental and/or substance use disorders in women, men, and children. Each awarded project is to conduct implementation research in one of six geographical regions (i.e., East Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa). As a group, awardees will constitute a network for mental and behavioral health implementation research in low-resource settings with capabilities for answering research questions about delivering interventions, sustaining high-quality care in resource-limited settings, and fostering evidence-based policy and program development for preventing and/or treating mental and/or substance use disorders. This program is not intended to support research that can be conducted primarily in and/or by the United States or other high-income country institutions that do not meet eligibility criteria.    


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): April 7, 2017

RFA-MH-17-650 Expiration Date April 8, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible organizations must be in (a) a LMIC, as defined by The World Bank, or (b) those countries designated LMIC prior to January 1, 2011, that have since been re-categorized as high-income by the World Bank.  This includes research institutions in these countries.  US and other high-income country institutions may participate as collaborators but may not be the grantee organization.

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $425,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years  

Funding Type



International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 7, 2017