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NIMH R21 Changes

NIMH is changing how exploratory/developmental research grant applications (R21s) are accepted. NIMH will continue to accept R21 applications for projects under NIMH-specific R21 Program Announcements. Continue to check the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts  and the NIMH Funding Opportunities website for new NIMH R21 FOAs.

Effective Jan 9, 2018, NIMH will no longer participate in the NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21) and will not accept any applications (new or resubmission) in response to the Parent R21 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PA-16-161  . For more information see Notice NOT-MH-17-040 .

Last date(s) that NIMH will accept applications under the Parent R21 FOA:

  • October 16, 2017 for non-AIDS new applications
  • November 16, 2017 for non-AIDS resubmission or revision applications
  • January 8, 2018 for AIDS and AIDS-related applications