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Research Training and Career Development Opportunities

Welcome! NIMH is committed to research training and career development that prepares individuals to conduct innovative research in areas of program relevance that will advance the mission of the Institute.

If you are interested in applying for NIMH funding to support your mentored research training or career development follow these steps to begin:

  • Click on your career stage below to browse funding opportunities
  • Review the NIMH Strategic Plan and Offices and Divisions web pages to learn about NIMH research priorities
  • Using the information from the Contacts page, contact the Training Program Officer associated with the research Division/Office and funding opportunity that covers your scientific research interests. We will provide you with feedback on program priorities, the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute, and other issues such as eligibility.

Don’t worry if you can’t determine which Program Officer to contact; you’ll be forwarded to the correct contact.

Predoctoral Postdoctoral Early Career Mid Career
Programs to Enhance Workforce Diversity
Programs for Physician-Scientists and Other Clinician-Scientists
Institutional Programs (T32, R25)
  Loan Repayment Program
For research training opportunities on the NIMH campus in Bethesda, see: Labs at NIMH