Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Application  

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Request for Applications (RFA) that solicits applications to establish regional hubs to increase the evidence base for mental health interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Each hub is to conduct research and provide capacity-building opportunities in the region.  As a group, the funded hubs will constitute a collaborative network of hubs for mental health research in LMICs with capabilities for answering, within and across regions, research questions that will improve mental health outcomes for men, women, and children.

This Notice is being provided to encourage investigators with global mental health research expertise to consider applying for this new RFA and allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The RFA, which will use the NIH Research Program Cooperative Agreement (U19), is expected to be published in the Summer of 2010 with an expected receipt date in October 2010.  Details of the planned FOA are provided below. 

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