Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for COVID-19 Impacted NIMH Research

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Notice is to outline priorities for providing supplemental funding to investigators and institutions with active National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) awards that experienced significant setbacks as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which were unable to be resolved with non-monetary options (e.g., modification to the project or re-budgeting to accomplish aims).

The COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation efforts significantly impacted the U.S. and other countries worldwide. As a result, the NIMH recognizes that investigators may be experiencing significant delays and disruptions to their research and training programs.

This NOSI is to inform the research community that the NIMH is extending support for Administrative Supplements to cover unanticipated costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or mitigation-related efforts that could not be covered by rebudgeting existing funds. All requests must be within scope of the awarded specific aims of the parent award.

Due to limited resources the NIMH will not fund all requests. Investigators should exhaust other means of overcoming pandemic-related setbacks and should only request NIMH supplemental funding in cases of significant need.  Requests for support during the first year of the parent award (new or competing renewals) will not be considered responsive to this NOSI. Likewise, COVID-related research requests (i.e. to add research questions on the SARS-CoV2 virus or broader impacts of the pandemic on mental health) will not be considered under this NOSI and should be directed to NOT-MH-22-100).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 1, 2026, 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization for consideration within that funding year. Applications received after April 1st in any fiscal year will be considered for funding in the next fiscal year

NOT-MH-23-240

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 1, 2026