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Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)


The Division of Extramural Activities: (1) provides leadership and advice in developing, implementing, and coordinating extramural programs and policies; (2) represents the Institute on extramural program and policy issues within the Department and with outside organizations; (3) provides scientific and technical peer and objective review of applications for grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts; (4) provides information and guidelines for grant applications; (5) oversees National Advisory Mental Health Council activities; (6) provides committee management services for peer review, council, and any other FACA-related committee meetings that are required at NIMH; and (7) awards grants:  ensures that applications chosen for funding comply with federal laws, regulations, and policies prior to award, which involves critical communication with the grantee throughout the pre-award, award, and post-award processes.

Branches with DEA


Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8121

Deputy Director

Charisee Lamar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.R.T.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8123