Advanced Research Institute (ARI) Research Network

A community to support career development

ARI is a national mentoring program to help new investigators achieve their first R01 (or equivalent) funding and assume the responsibilities of independent scientists. The program seeks to increase the number of independent investigators conducting translational, interventions, and services research in mental health and aging.  These aims contribute to ARI’s overarching mission to reduce the burden of mental disorders in late life.


The program targets new investigators who are ready to submit grant applications for independent research funding (e.g., NIH R01 funding). Typically, ARI Scholars are midway through a mentored career development award or have demonstrated equivalent achievements. Scholars usually participate in the program for two years.

ARI Spring Retreat 2024

Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center

Princeton, NJ | Date: April 17-20, 2024

Applications for ARI 2024 are due November 1, 2023.


The ARI program augments Scholars’ existing resources with:

Mentoring:  ARI matches each Scholar with a mentor selected from a national pool of senior investigators. The ARI Mentor provides ongoing consultation to the Scholar on research grant applications and career development.

Spring Retreat: ARI’s annual 3-day spring retreat focuses specifically on each Scholar’s research application. Attendees include the ARI Scholars, ARI mentors, several senior statisticians, NIH program officers, and other experts. Scholars present their proposed research and receive feedback in daily group and one-on-one sessions with program faculty.

Small Group Web Seminars: ARI offers Scholars the opportunity to schedule web-based follow-up presentations of research plans to small, targeted groups of mentors and consultants.

Consultation: ARI provides numerous opportunities for Scholars to obtain technical consultation from senior scientific experts through one-on-one contact, including travel to their home institutions and labs.

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ARI is a wonderful program. It has helped create and influence a cooperative and pro-mentoring environment throughout academic geriatric psychiatry.

August 28, 2019

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ARI is an indispensable resource to help assure young researchers can successfully navigate the challenging transition to full scientific independence.

August 28, 2019

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The ARI has been the most valuable training experience of my career.

September 26, 2019

Applications for ARI 2024 are due November 1, 2023.

ARI is committed to recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Program Accomplishments

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Scientific Leadership

The ARI Experience!

Just some of the many experiences we’ve shared together through the ARI program.