Request for Information (RFI): National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Strategic Plan Evaluation
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Key Dates

Release Date:

May 21, 2024

Response Date:
July 24, 2024

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is soliciting feedback on its current Strategic Plan for Research to inform the development of future strategic plans.


NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental illnesses. NIMH’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH is guided by its Strategic Plan for Research, which outlines the institute’s priorities, spanning fundamental science to public health impact.

NIMH is seeking feedback on its current Strategic Plan for Research to improve the potential usability, effectiveness, and impact of future strategic plans. In particular, NIMH is interested in learning:

  • Who is using the Strategic Plan
  • How people are using the Strategic Plan
  • What elements (e.g., content, format, organization) in the Strategic Plan are useful, and which are not
  • What is missing from the Strategic Plan

How to Submit a Response

Comments must be submitted electronically on the submission website: Responses will be accepted through 11:59:59 pm (ET) on July 24, 2024.

This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government in general, the NIH, or NIMH specifically. Responses to this RFI are voluntary. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information shared or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. Submitted information will not be considered confidential. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response.

Responses are welcome from all interested parties, including but not limited to academic and research institutions; professional associations, organizations, and societies; advocacy organizations; and members of the public. We appreciate your input and invite you to share this RFI opportunity with your colleagues and others in your community.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC)
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9663
Telephone: 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)