Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01, R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative research that will inform and support the delivery of high-quality, continuously improving mental health services to benefit the greatest number of individuals with, or at risk for developing, a mental illness. This announcement invites applications for non-clinical trial R01-level projects that address NIMH strategic priorities that strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research as described in Goal 4 of the NIMH Strategic Plan.

Proposed research should seek to:

  1. Identify mutable factors that impact access, continuity, utilization, quality, value, and outcomes, including disparities in outcomes, or scalability of mental health services, which may serve as targets in future service delivery intervention development;
  2. Develop and test new research tools, technologies, measures, or methods and statistical approaches to study these issues;
  3. Integrate and analyze large data sets to understand factors affecting mental health services outcomes using advanced computational and predictive analytic approaches;
  4. Wherever possible, leverage existing infrastructure and partnerships to accomplish these goals.

Companion R34: PAR-23-105


  • Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • R01 Due Dates: Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Oct. 5
  • R34 Due Dates: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16

PAR-23-095 Expiration Date July 06, 2024

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Amount Description

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed budget. However, applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact a Scientific/Research Contact at least 6 weeks before submitting the application and follow the Policy on the Acceptance for Review of Unsolicited Applications that Request $500,000 or More in Direct Costs as described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

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

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 5, 2024