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Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Aging and Mental Health

The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) is a national program designed to help junior faculty and other early-stage investigators in aging and mental health transition into independent scientists (i.e., R01–level funding).

The two-year program matches participants with an external mentor, supports an annual retreat, and offers other career development resources. ARI is supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce).

Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA)

CIMA is a year-long mentoring program in the field of geriatric psychiatry focused on preparing new investigators for a successful research career.

The program includes a 5-day Summer Research Institute and 12 months of mentoring by experienced researchers in the field of geriatric psychiatry. CIMA is supported by a grant from the NIMH to Weill Cornell Medical College (R25 MH112484; PI: F. Gunning).


The Mental Health and Aging Research Network resource centers provide mentoring and career development tools to guide investigators toward becoming independent scientists and leaders in the field of mental health and aging. Supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce), the resource centers are tailored to both mentors and mentees.

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Graylyn Conference Center

Winston Salem, NC | Date: April 21-24, 2021

Applications for ARI 2021 are due closed.


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University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA | July 12–17


Upcoming Webinar

Succeeding in Aging and Mental Health Research

Date: January 19, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Bret R. Rutherford, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Topic: Crafting your Specific Aims Page

Meeting ID: 990 2629 9737
Passcode: 000

Succeeding in Aging and Mental Health Research is a monthly webinar series. Each month, researchers in the field of aging and mental health present webinars on wide-ranging topics to support career development.  The presenters, all successful members of the ARI/CIMA network, share expertise and insights on specific topics related to developing research and research careers in our field.

Check back for upcoming topics, and visit our library of Recorded Webinars to review past topics.