**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is developing new programming around health and community resilience that prioritizes the needs and challenges of at-risk communities who are disproportionately impacted by disasters. This funding opportunity will support efforts that reduce the burden of disaster-related mental health (DRMH) with a focus on the mental health consequences of acute disasters [1]. Specifically, the outcomes of this opportunity will fill knowledge gaps on culturally appropriate interventions that address (e.g., treat, reduce, prevent) adverse DRMH for at-risk communities that are disproportionately affected by acute disasters.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research that:

  1. adapts and implements existing evidenced-based interventions (EBIs) that address adverse DRMH for subgroups of the population who (a) are an at-risk community, (b) have a history of being disproportionately affected by acute disasters, and (c) are located in the GRP’s geographic focus area; and
  2. explore, examine, or evaluate the implementation of these adapted EBIs for cultural appropriateness.

The GRP is accepting proposals from U.S. academic institutions or nonprofit organizations. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Total Amount Available: Up to $4 million
Award per grantee: Up to $1 million
Period of Performance: Up to 36 months
Estimated Number of Awards: 4 

Application Deadline: December 6, 2021: Deadline for submissions of proposals due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Announcementhttps://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/funding-opportunity-reducing-the-burden-of-disaster-related-mental-health