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We invite researchers and innovators to engage with MHRC as we determine our research priorities and advocate for mental health research in Canada.

MHRC’s Multi-Province COVID-19 Initiative:
3 new $100K research grants now open for applications

MHRC is pleased to join forces again with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health and offer three new Child and Youth Mental Health Impact Grants valued up to $100,000 each.

We’re looking to fund innovative projects that advance evidence-based solutions to mitigate the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people in Ontario, with a focus on families from vulnerable groups who experience challenges in accessing and receiving high-quality mental health care.

Childhood and adolescence are critical development periods. Not having access to supports when they are needed can negatively impact the future success of children and youth in their education, personal relationships and career choices.

If you are an innovator or researcher who thinks “out of the box,” we invite you to carefully read the attached Stage One’s Call for Proposals – which is a Letter of Intent – for eligibility and grant requirements. We have also attached Stage Two’s Call for Proposals for your information; however, only a group of semi-finalists will be invited to submit to this stage.

We will give priority to proposals that have the potential for scaling within and beyond the province of Ontario.

Apply via our Submittable link below by September 30, 2020 at midnight (EST).

Open today: Joint Call for Proposals on how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of Saskatchewan families

Even in normal times, mental illness affects 1.2 million children and youth in Canada. With COVID-19, more children and youth are at even greater risk. (MHRC’s recent national survey noted the number of Canadians experiencing high anxiety levels have quadrupled and those with high depression levels have doubled.)

To mitigate this impact, MHRC is teaming up with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) on a research call valued at $50,000 to understand how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of children, youth and families in Saskatchewan. The goal: to develop evidence-based programs and interventions that will mitigate this impact.

Childhood and adolescence are critical development periods and, if children and youth don’t have access to appropriate and timely supports, their future success in school, personal relationships and career choices can be adversely affected.

MHRC and SHRF invite you to carefully read the attached Call for Proposals for detailed information on grant eligibility and criteria. As the proposal states, the project must be led by two co-principal investigators who are: a) residents of Saskatchewan and b) supported by a team.

Apply via our Submittable link below by Friday, October 16, 2020 at midnight (EST).


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