The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
NIMH is committed to enhancing the diversity of the mental health research workforce. The Institute values and supports research training and career development opportunities for investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. This commitment is exemplified by the NIMH-supported programs that create research training and career development opportunities, especially for people from underrepresented backgrounds who bring different perspectives to solve old problems in new ways. By promoting programs to enhance workforce diversity, NIMH aims to enlist the full spectrum of scientific perspectives and knowledge to work on the mysteries of the brain and behavior to accomplish its mission.