MQ: Transforming mental health Fellows Award

Funding amount: £225,000

The Fellows Award supports the best and brightest early career scientists and clinicians as they establish their independence.

We support researchers, from all disciplines, around the world who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research. Research can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field, and may involve experimental, clinical, theoretical, social science or medical humanities approaches. It must be relevant to the cause, treatment or prevention of mental illness.

In our 2017 funding call, we are pleased to announce that in addition to our existing MQ Fellows Award, we are offering 3 co-funded Fellows Awards. We have partnered with:

  • Arthritis Research UK – the leading authority on arthritis in the UK
  • Autistica – the UK’s leading autism research charity
  • The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute – an organization which focuses on severe mental illness, to co-fund one Fellow based in a Low and Middle Income Country focused on neuropsychiatric genetics

This is the second year we are partnering with Arthritis Research UK. Together, we recognise the significant mental health burden that musculoskeletal disease can bring, in particular as a result of chronic pain, and the impact that this can have on quality of life. For this award we would encourage applications that examine mental health conditions associated with musculoskeletal disorders.

In 2017, we have also partnered with Autistica. Both MQ and Autistica understand that mental health problems are highly prevalent in autism, and that understanding and tackling these problems is a research priority for the autism community. For this award we are seeking applications targeted towards novel research into mental health issues directly associated with autism.

Additionally, MQ has partnered with The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute. The Stanley Center focuses on severe mental illness and has recently expanded collection efforts in Africa and other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). This award will support activity targeted towards novel research into mental health issues by offering a Fellows Award to an early-career scientist based in a LMIC focused on neuropsychiatric genetics.

The deadline for submitting applications is the Tuesday April 25th

For more information on the Fellows Award please see here.

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