Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of PAR-16-042 Drug Discovery For Nervous System Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-MH-18-055

Key Dates

Release Date:October 01, 2018
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: January 09, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: February 16, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 01, 2019
Earliest Estimated Start Date: December 20, 2019

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


The National Institute of Mental Health, along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Aging ( NIA), informs the community that the following FOA and its companions will be reissued:

  • PAR-16-042 Drug Discovery For Nervous System Disorders (R21).
    This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and appropriate projects.

The FOA will be published in Winter 2019 for The February Receipt Dates.

The FOA will continue to utilize the R21 Grant mechanism.

Research Initiative Details

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support investigators who have interest and capability in the discovery of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.242

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Applications are not being solicited at this time.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Enrique Michelotti, PhD
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)