Program Description

The Mental Health National Research Service Awards (NRSA) ensure a continuing and adequate supply of well-trained personnel who are able to conduct research on mental health problems. The program provides training grants to institutions and fellowships to individuals at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. There are awards to medical students proposing to become basic clinical researchers. In addition, there are special programs targeted toward minorities.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident. You must also study or intend to pursue the field of health care and have completed doctoral level education, or you must be a current or prospective student accepted or enrolled in an accredited degree program, college or university where there is a substantial enrollment of minorities.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For help with your application process, please visit the Getting Started page.

For further guidance on your application, please visit the Things to Consider Before Applying page.

Program Contact Information

For information about the Research Service Awards visit the Funding of Research Training and Career Development  page.  

For training staff and program information visit the Extramural Programs and Contacts  page.

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