The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently released the 2021 Annual Update to the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research to keep pace with ever-evolving scientific approaches and research priorities. The Plan, originally published in 2020, guides NIMH grantees, potential grant applicants, and staff in the design and implementation of future research.
The updated Strategic Plan continues to emphasize investments in the research workforce and research on mental health disparities, while also highlighting new efforts, such as the Accelerating Medicines Partnership® - Schizophrenia (AMP® SCZ) initiative. In addition, it includes an updated Message from the Director and a new section on COVID-19.
NIMH also developed a companion Progress Report, highlighting significant accomplishments made during fiscal year 2020 toward achieving the goals described in the Strategic Plan. The shareable one-page Progress Report can be found in the Our Progress section in the digital version of the Plan. We also encourage you to visit the Progress pages, where we highlight key contributions of NIMH-funded investigators in advancing research toward achieving the four Goals of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research and the Institute's mission.
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