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Research & Grant Resource


The mission of OppNet is to pursue opportunities for strengthening basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR) at the NIH while innovating beyond existing investments.

NIMH-National Institute of Mental Health

Before applying for research funding, be sure that your area of expertise and your research ideas are a good match for funding from NIMH. You should become familiar with the application process, different grant mechanisms, review criteria, review process, and NIMH research areas and priorities before you start preparing your application.

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT)

The RePort website offers a wealth of information on NIH-funded research activities, including Institute- and Center-specific strategic plans, applicant success rates, a listing of funded organizations, and categorical spending.

Federal Grants Wire

The Federal Grants Wire Directory will help you search for federal grants, government grants and loans. It combines the top-levels of the subject area, applicant and agency searches into one list.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

Federal Business Opportunities

Study of Health Outcomes in Children with Autism and Their Families (HHS/NIH/NIMH) Study of previous research to explain health outcomes and evaluate risk factors for autistic and their families.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about Grants.gov and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.


SAMHSA Grants encompass: Center for Mental Health Services Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

SAMHSA'S National Mental Health Information Center

The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans. CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.

SAMHSA'S Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) which seeks to prevent and reduce the abuse of illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

SAMHSA'S Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) which supports the provision of effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This charge has two critical components.  The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines.  The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment.

National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

HHS and other federal agencies provide grants, benefit programs for individuals and families, loans, and contracting opportunities.

Administration for Children & Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.


The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation

Advancing research, scholarship, and education related to the practice of relational and systemic therapies...



AAMFT's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is a specialized accrediting body that accredits master's degree, doctoral degree, and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy throughout the United States and Canada.


Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

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If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, therapy with a marriage and family therapist (MFT) can help.

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Call for Abstracts

AAMFT is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Submissions are due November 2, 2015.

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Continuing education designed specifically for MFTs. Explore the 85 online courses offered and expand your knowledge on a variety of topics. Start your personalized online classroom and earn CE credits at your own pace.

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