Program Description

The Mentored Career Development Program provides opportunities for basic and clinical research scientists to pursue additional periods of supervised career development beyond postdoctoral training. Investigators in the initial phases of establishing research careers utilize this mentored career program to gain additional expertise in new areas or in areas that would significantly enhance their scientific career potential. Sponsoring institutions and mentors play important roles in the success of this initiative. Upon completion of the mentored research experience, investigators are expected to become competitive independent scientists capable of pursuing research issues relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Mental Health.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, or permanent resident who has completed doctoral or professional degree level education.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program, please visit the Office of Research Training and Career Development page.


Lauren D. Hill, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7155, MSC 9635
Rockville, MD 20852

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