The National Research Consortium (NRC) on Mental Health in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MHIDD) funds and supports research projects consistent with its national priorities. The NRC is dedicated to advancing research that “improves the health and wellbeing of those with intellectual and developmental disorders and mental health needs.” A recent participant survey identified four areas of priority for funding to include:
- the application of positive psychological methods;
- the development of evidenced-based inclusive interventions;
- building capacity to reduce service disparities; and
- implementation of accessible measures.
The NRC emphasizes and prioritizes inclusive and strength-based research methodologies.
The application must clearly articulate how the project meets the NRC’s mission. All applications must have matching support. The application should be no more than 4 pages in length, in addition to references and appendices. Additional information may be requested by the NRC operations team and board as part of the review process.
Applications for this call are due by September 15, 2023. General submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. NRC funding is up to $70,000 over two years (Maximum of $35,000 annually). More information is available on the NRC website. Inquiries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open information sessions will be held in September and at our annual meeting on October 17th in Baltimore, MD.