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Research Training and Career Development Program


The Research Training and Career Development Program supports research training at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and early investigator level of career development in areas of high priority to the division. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that sufficient numbers of highly trained, independent investigators will be available to address the complexities of developmental psychopathology that inform the trajectories and mechanisms of mental disorders.

  • Institutional Training Program (T32)
  • Mentored Career Development Program (K99, K01, K08, K23)
  • Individual Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowships (F30, F31, F32)
  • Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity (R36)

For a listing of Research Training Announcements, visit the NIMH page for Research Training, Career Development, and Related Programs.

More information regarding resources for emerging investigators, including webcasts, can be found on NIMH’s scientific meetings website.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Training researchers to lead/participate in multidisciplinary investigations on the neurobehavioral mechanisms and developmental trajectories of mental disorders.
  • Equipping investigators with the knowledge to develop innovative therapeutic interventions for childhood mental disorders.
  • Training investigators to develop innovative preventive strategies utilizing known risk and protective factors.


Christopher Sarampote, Ph.D.
Director, Research Training and Career Development
Division of Developmental Translational Research
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7169, MSC 9617