Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): COVID-19 Pandemic Mental Health Research

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

NIMH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight interest in basic, translational, intervention and services research relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. NIMH is especially interested in research to provide an evidence base to understand how mental illness contributes to COVID-19 risk and mortality, how incident mental illness develops with COVID-19, and the development of scalable interventions to meet the public mental health needs during and resulting from the pandemic both specifically related to the virus but also at a broader population level that is impacted by stress, disruptions, and loss of lives in the pandemic. Research addressing the intersection of COVID-19, mental health, and HIV treatment and prevention are also of interest to NIMH. Research is anticipated to focus on particularly vulnerable populations based on existing evidence of increased mental health symptoms and illness and preexisting and worsening health disparities.

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 15, 2022 and subsequent receipt dates through January 8, 2025. 





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

External Deadline

June 5, 2024