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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Mar 22, 2004
Applications Due:

Multiple Receipt Dates - See Link to Full Announcement for details.

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

Through this Program Announcement (PA), the National Institute of Mental Health
(NIMH) seeks to encourage investigator-initiated research to enhance scientific
understanding about the etiology of psychopathology related to violence and trauma,
as well as studies to develop and test effective treatments, services, and
prevention strategies in this area. The NIMH mission encompasses the conduct and
support of biomedical and behavioral research, as well as the translation and
testing of scientifically generated information into clinical applications,
interventions, and services. In the last several years, various programs of the
NIH and NIMH have organized and participated in scientific meetings concerning
acute reactions to trauma and risk for psychopathology, disaster mental health,
mass violence (terrorism, bioterrorism), as well as exposure to domestic and
community violence. This PA reaffirms the NIMHs long-standing interest concerning
mental health research on trauma and victimization and also reflects recent
suggestions that have emerged from the above-mentioned scientific meetings.

Emerging areas of particular interest to the NIMH concern acute reactions to
trauma, risk for psychopathology, translation of basic behavioral and neuroscience
findings on resiliency and risk for intervention development and testing, and
strategies for effective service provision, particularly where non-specialty
systems (i.e., primary care) may be required to provide mental health services.
These areas incorporate research needs regarding interpersonal violence (e.g.,
victims/survivors of child abuse and neglect, violence against women, hate crimes);
exposure to mass violence/major traumatic events (e.g., terrorism, major accidents,
combat and war, refugee trauma and relocation, torture, natural and technological
disaster); exposure to family, school, and community violence; violence in the
media; and other types of trauma and victimization. Populations of concern include
children, youth, adults, the elderly, men and women, and all racial and ethnic

A great deal has been learned and applied to improve the mental health of
traumatically stressed persons. For instance, research on the course and
expression of symptoms helped identify risk and protective factors, age-specific
psychosocial and behavioral responses to traumatic stress, and new intervention
strategies. Despite the growth of research on traumatic stress, predicting which
traumatized individuals will go on to develop mental disorders and serious
functional impairment remains a challenge. Other challenges include understanding
how to maintain and enhance resilience; finding and refining effective treatments
for all who suffer from often debilitating disorders; and achieving a better
understanding of the most effective means of organizing, implementing, financing,
and delivering mental health services, including quality and outcomes of care. The
need for focused, systematic research in these areas provides the impetus for this

Although not participating in this program announcement, the National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) shares an interest in this area of
research. For specific information on NICHD interests, see
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-096.html and

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Mental Health Research Grants

More Information:


If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: NIH OER Webmaster

Address Info:

Office of Extramural Programs
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7963

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