Notice Number: NOT-MH-19-026
Release Date: April 02, 2019
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with rates increasing over several decades for all age groups, even while rates of many other major causes of premature mortality have declined. Suicide prevention is a research priority at NIMH (see https://theactionalliance.org/resource/prioritized-research-agenda-suicide-prevention-action-plan-save-lives). This administrative supplement seeks to expand the number of mental health researchers—both established scientists, as well as early career scientists—who engage in suicide research. NIMH will prioritize those applications that currently do not include a suicide research aim. If suicide measures are proposed to be added, NIMH encourages applicants to use common data elements (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-15-009.html; https://www.phenxtoolkit.org/). The supplement can include various approaches that align within the range of NIMH science. Administrative supplements can be sought through all non-trainin grant mechanisms, including small business innovation research and technology transfer applications. NIMH has developed some safety and ethical issues and resources for suicide research (see https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/clinical-research/conducting-research-with-participants-at-elevated-risk-for-suicide-considerations-for-researchers.shtml) that may be of interest to applicants.