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Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training - (NRSA Program) - #93.282

Individual fellowships are made to students seeking predoctoral or postdoctoral support for full-time research training or who are enrolled in an formal M.D./Ph.D. program. An institutional allowance will be provided to the sponsoring institution for each awardee. In addition, any domestic public or nonprofit institution may apply for an institutional research training grant in a specified area of research from which a number of stipend awards will be made to individuals selected by the training program director at the institution. Support is available for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and will include an amount for institutional expenses. Indirect costs may be requested at 8 percent of total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and related fees and expenditures for equipment, or actual indirect costs, whichever is less. Postdoctoral students receiving fellowships or stipend support under either individual or institutional grants for 12 months or less are obligated to pay back this support through an equivalent period of continued postdoctoral training or a period of health related research and/or teaching activities after the completion of their training. Postdoctoral individuals in their thirteenth and subsequent months of support will incur no further obligation, and such support will be considered acceptable postdoctoral payback service. Annual FY 09 stipend levels will be $20,976 for predoctoral awards and $37,368 to $51,552 for postdoctoral awards dependent upon the number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Research training support may not be used for internships or other clinical training. COR Honors Undergraduate institutional training grants are designed to increase the number of well-prepared students from institutions with substantial minority enrollments who can compete successfully for entry into Ph.D. programs relevant to the mission of the NIMH. Stipends of $11,064 per year may be requested for each full-time, junior/senior level trainee and other related institutional costs may be requested as described in the applicable program announcement.

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q, and 42 CFR Part 66. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

The following considerations will be used in determining projects to be funded. For Training Grants: (1) quality of the proposed training program as determined by peer review; (2) availability of funds; and (3) program priority. For Fellowships: (1) overall merit of the application; (2) relevance of the application to the research priorities and mission of the institute and programs; and (3) availability of funds.

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