The NIMH-funded, two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (T32) provides training for health services researchers. The program is designed for professionals becoming independently supported mental health services researchers in the area of older adults with mental disorders. This multi-site program includes expert faculty mentors from four locations: Dartmouth College, Cornell University, University of Washington, and University of Michigan. Read More

The Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) is a year-long mentoring program that includes a 5-day Summer Research Institute and 12 months of ongoing research mentoring.  The program is supported by a grant from NIMH to Weill Cornell Medical College (PI: F. Gunning). The 2017 Summer Research Institute will be held at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Manhattan campus from July 16th to July 21st.   Read More

The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) is a national program designed to help junior faculty and other early-stage investigators in geriatric mental health transition into independent scientists (i.e., R01-level funding). Supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth College (R25 MH068502; PI: M Bruce), the two-year program matches participants with an external mentor, supports an annual retreat, and offers other career development resources. Read More

Announcements & Upcoming Events 

ARI 2018 Applications

The application deadline for 2018 will be announced next fall (2017)  

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Webinar Series

Succeeding in Mental Health & Aging Research - 3rd Tuesday of each month

Date 4/17/2017
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Presenter: Lisa Barry, PhD
Title: Incorporating Measures from PhenX into Grant Applications

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ARI Spring Retreat

April 19 - 22, 2017
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson, AZ


Archived Webinars

03/21/17 - Barry Lebowitz, PhD
Letters of recommendation - Much more important than you might think 

02/14/17 - Michelle Mielke, PhD
Writing Biomarker-Related Grants  

03/15/14 - Martha Bruce, PhD
Beyond Aims and 12 Pages - The extra nitty-gritty of NIH grant applications

Grant Preparation Template
Budget Five Year Template

01/19/16 - Paul Holtzheimer, MD
Challenges in Conducting Brain Stimulation Research with Older Adults

12/15/15 - Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD

Navigating the Promotion/Tenure System: A View from the Inside
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9/15/15 -  Helen Lavretsky, MD
Please note the first 8 minutes of this webinar was not captured on the following recording: 
Novel CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Interventions for Depression and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
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4/9/15 - Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD
Recipe for a Successful AIMS Page
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4/7/15 - Joseph Gallo, MD, MPH
Responding to a Grant Review 
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications to the T32 in geriatric mental health services are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact the site manager for application information.

NIMH Program Information

The NIMH offers a Research Training page describing its research training programs and funding opportunities.

Online Data Collection

Surveier, an online data collection system, is available as a free, 30-day trial.