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Office of Research Training and Career Development


The Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) Office of Research Training and Career Development (ORTCD) supports research and training at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and early investigator levels of career development in areas relevant to the focus of the Division. Career development research and training funding opportunities supported by the Division include institutional programs (T32, R25), individual predoctoral and postdoctoral training fellowships (F30, F31, F32), career development  programs (K01, K08, K23, K99/R00), and dissertation grants to enhance diversity (R36).  The primary goal is to ensure a sufficient cadre of diverse, highly trained investigators who are skilled in innovative treatment, prevention, and services research and methods to meet emerging scientific and public health challenges in mental health care and outcomes. 

DSIR research interests include optimizing, personalizing, and testing the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions and improving use, delivery, and equity of mental health services in traditional and non-traditional health care and community settings. The Division is particularly interested in cross-cutting research that addresses mental health disparities. Information on the scientific programs and priorities within the Division and branches can be found on the following webpages:

Early career researchers are encouraged to contact program staff in the DSIR Office of Research Training and Career Development prior to submitting an application for research training and career development. Review the sections below for information about the research training and career development programs and corresponding program contacts.

Research Training and Career Development Programs and Program Officer Contacts

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


For research involving children and adolescents:
Belinda Sims, Ph.D.

For research involving adults:
Maggie Sweeney, Ph.D.