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Join the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

How to Become an Outreach Partner

Outreach Partners are selected through a competitive process. The deadline for proposals in response to the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Request for Proposals (RFP)-HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-RFP-15-34  for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico has passed. Reviews are pending, and awards will be announced at a later date.

How to Become a National Partner

The Program currently has over 80 National Partners, including professional, consumer, advocacy, and service-related non-profit organizations with a nationwide membership and/or audience. See list of National Partners. Non-profit organizations with a nationwide reach interested in becoming a National Partner should send an e-mail message to with a brief description of your organization and contact information, including website.

Benefits of Partnership with NIMH

By joining the Program an organization can:

  • Receive the Update twice a month.
  • Access the Partners Only website.
  • Receive timely news and resources from NIMH via Partner e-distribution lists.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for building partnerships to broaden outreach, increase access to resources, and expand contacts by engaging in the various activities listed above.
  • Participate in and/or view science related teleconferences specifically for Partners where you will learn about new research findings from the scientists who conducted the research.
  • Provide input into the NIMH research priority-setting process.

Outreach Partners are also sponsored by NIMH to attend an Annual Meeting. National Partners are encouraged to attend; however, they are responsible for costs related to participation.