Request for Proposals: 2020 Northwestern ALACRITY Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) Seed Grant
Digital Mental Health
The Northwestern University ALACRITY Center for Behavioral Technologies (CBITs), with support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will fund up to 4 R03 grants in the area of digital mental health. The purpose of these seed grants is to develop innovative research using technology for mental health that can lead to R-level NIMH grant submissions (or resubmissions) by the conclusion of the grant period. Grant applications may request up to $50,000 for one year.
We encourage cross disciplinary teams that integrate expertise across multiple areas, including psychology and psychiatry, human-computer interaction, computer science, or psychophysiology. We are interested in a broad range of research related to technology and mental health. Examples of topics include:
- Pilots of digital mental health interventions.
- Qualitative, user-centered design work that enables extending existing digital mental health tools to new populations or new settings.
- Technology-enabled tools that can evaluate behaviors, psychological states, psychophysiological processes, or environmental factors related to mental health.
- Digital mental health research within low-income and minority communities.
- Machine learning related to mental health.
CBITs will offer support for awardees, including:
- Grant writing support for the R-level NIH submission or resubmission
- Consultation support through the Center’s Methods Core in design and broader HCI and clinical sciences methods