Office of Research

Mental Health Research Network II (U19)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN), a research resource consortium within several non-profit integrated health care delivery systems.  Originally, the MHRN was created to develop infrastructure that would demonstrate the ability to identify, recruit and enroll large patient populations into effectiveness trials, harmonize electronic medical record data across multiple integrated systems for research use, pool data for common analyses, and build capacity for the collection and storage of biologic material.  This FOA is intended to provide targeted expansion of the network to 1) develop capacity to perform trials involving pharmacotherapy, 2) develop procedures for deploying large-scale mental health IT interventions, and 3) conduct a signature project of large population impact on an area of high priority to the field.  It is expected that the MHRN will continue to implement appropriate procedures to collaborate with outside investigators on a variety of applicable studies, will use the virtual data warehouse (VDW) on a range of studies including policy impact, practice variation, and signal detection, and will effectively disseminate the outcomes of research projects within the large health care delivery systems to which the MHRN is connected.

Application Instructions

To apply for this funding opportunity, please email the following to RGE at by Tuesday, June 11, 2013


  • 1-2 page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach
  • Biosketch of the PI
  • Letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair has ensured the nominee’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


06/11/2013 School/College Deadline
06/11/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
07/11/2013 OSP Deadline
07/22/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding amount

$2,000,000 (annually for up to five years)

Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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