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Partner Eligibility

How to Become an Outreach Partner

Outreach Partners are selected through a competitive process. In May 2018, NIMH announced the selection of six Outreach Partners. The Program currently has vacancies in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and the Texas (South/West) region. Organizations interested in applying can send an email to to be added to the e-distribution list for the solicitation announcement.

How to Become a National Partner

The Program currently has over 75 National Partners, including national professional, consumer, advocacy, and service-related non-profit organizations with members, affiliates, and/or chapters throughout the country. National Partners support NIMH’s efforts to increase awareness of: 1) mental disorders and the brain; 2) the role that basic, translational, and clinical research play in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental illnesses; and 3) the opportunities for individuals to benefit from participation in research through their education, outreach, and dissemination activities. See list of National Partners. Non-profit organizations with a nationwide reach interested in becoming a National Partner should send an email message to with a brief description of your organization, contact information, and website.