UCL Grand Challenges


Mental Health & Wellbeing Network and Community Building [closed]

Funding of up to £2,500 is now available to support networking, co-production, community and bid building activities under the theme of Mental Health & Wellbeing.

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30 November 2023

Mental Health & Wellbeing Network and Community Building - Call for Proposals

Deadline for applications: Monday 22 January 2024, 17.00 (GMT)

The Grand Challenge of Mental Health & Wellbeing welcomes applications for funds to support networking, co-production, community and bid building activities. Applications for funding of up to £2,500 will be considered to support activities that enable cross-disciplinary connections, work with individuals and communities with lived experience, and preparation for large-scale research bids.

Bids should be aligned with the key theme of GC MHW of accelerating intervention discovery. We define intervention as any systematic effort to bring about an improvement in the mental health and/or wellbeing of individuals or groups of individuals. Both basic and applied academic work that is critical for helping us find more effective ways to promote wellbeing and mental health will be considered and we strongly encourage applications from across different UCL faculties.

  • Funding

Applications for projects/activities costing up to £2,500 will be considered under this call. Due to the UCL fiscal year end, all funding must be spent, and expenses must be identified and invoiced, by 31st July 2024.

  • Eligibility

First Applicants must be UCL staff – either researchers in academic Faculties or Professional Services. 

Second Applicants can be either UCL staff or external partners.

  • How to Apply

Read the full guidance and eligibility criteria for the call. Please complete a short application form and then submit your proposal using the online form. 

Please Note: Applications must be made using the online system. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Step One

Download and complete the application form.

Rename the application form using the format: "First Applicant Family Name and Second Applicant Family Name".

Download the Form

Step Two

Register your project using the submission form.

Upload your completed application form (please convert to pdf, if possible).

Submit Proposal

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 January 2024, 17.00 (GMT).

If you have any questions, or require the form in an alternative format, please email SIobhan Morris (siobhan.morris@ucl.ac.uk