NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)
Grant Amount: Unspecified.
The purpose of the NIH Research Education Programs (R25) is to support research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of the NIMH R25 Program is to augment the education and training of the scientific workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs in the mission areas of the NIMH. The NIMH R25 Program currently provides four thematic funding opportunities: 1) short courses for mental health-related research education (PAR-12-262), 2) research education programs supporting psychiatric residents (PAR-12-263), 3) mentoring networks for mental health-related research education (PAR-12-264), and 4) research education mentoring programs for HIV/AIDS researchers (PAR-12-273). Note that NIMH R25 applications in the area of HIV/AIDS research education will only be accepted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
This FOA issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from Institutions/Organizations that propose to develop, implement, and evaluate creative and innovative research education mentoring programs that will facilitate the development of a cadre of investigators in requisite scientific research areas to advance the mental health-related objectives of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan. Applications are expected to support the development of innovative mentoring programs, relevant to the mission of the NIMH AIDS research program (see Program Scope, below), and that fulfill one or more of the objectives below:
(1) Continue and/or expand current R25 programs, originally funded under PAS-06-447 and PAR-07-386, to develop educational/research experiences that enhance public health, interdisciplinary and translational approaches to the mental health-related aspects of HIV/AIDS research; (2) Expand the pool of investigators who participate in a program of didactic/academic and research-based components to increase critical mass for sustained and full participation in HIV/AIDS-related mental health research; (3) Recruit faculty members from across the country for the proposed mentoring programs to attract undergraduates, graduate/medical students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty to the field of mental health-related aspects of HIV/AIDS. A multidisciplinary mentoring program (in domestic or international settings) should be proposed in an HIV/AIDS-related mental health field that has a thematic concentration (for all programs) such as disparities, prevention, implementation, neuropsychiatry, therapeutics or NeuroAIDS; (4) Support innovative specialized, intensive mentoring institutes or national mentoring networks (see below for details), either in areas of critical importance or in underserved HIV/AIDS-vulnerable populations. A valuable approach would be to build upon existing HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks. Research education programs other than an institute or a network (as further described below) will be accepted as long as mentoring activities to promote research career development are the cornerstone of the program and the program fulfills one or more of the stated objectives.
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Individuals designing, directing, and implementing the research education program may request salary and fringe benefits appropriate for the person months devoted to the program. Salaries requested may not exceed the levels commensurate with the institution's policy for similar positions and may not exceed the congressionally mandated cap. (If mentoring interactions and other activities with students/participants are considered a regular part of an individual's academic duties, then any costs associated with the mentoring and other interactions with students/participants are not allowable costs from grant funds). Personnel costs (including administrative and clerical costs) associated with directing, coordinating, administering, and implementing the program may not exceed 35% of the direct costs in any year of the project period.
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