NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 39, November 3, 1995

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  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is now actively

implementing the NIH policy published earlier (NIH Guide, Vol. 24,

No. 37, October 20, 1995), that strongly advises applicants to

contact Institute staff if they are planning to submit an

investigator-initiated research grant application requesting $500,000

or more in direct costs in any year.  Because of the limited funds

currently available, all grant applications, especially large ones,

are being more closely scrutinized by staff for program relevance,

balance, and significance to the mission of the NIMH.  The NIMH

requests that investigators contemplating large grant applications

communicate their intentions in writing, in addition to any informal

inquiries, so that NIMH staff can provide a specific response.

Applications submitted without such prior written communication may

be delayed in the review process or returned to the applicant without



Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Hugh Stamper, Ph.D.

Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of Mental Health

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-105

Rockville, MD  20857

Telephone:  (301) 443-3367



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