The Mental Health National Research Service Awards (NRSA) ensure a continuing and adequate supply of well-trained personnel who are able to conduct research on mental health problems. The program provides training grants to institutions and fellowships to individuals at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. There are awards to medical students proposing to become basic clinical researchers. In addition, there are special programs targeted toward minorities.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident. You must also study or intend to pursue the field of health care and have completed doctoral level education, or you must be a current or prospective student accepted or enrolled in an accredited degree program, college or university where there is a substantial enrollment of minorities.