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News about funding and collaboration opportunities around mental health research.

Last update: 12 April 2021.

College of Mental Health Pharmacy/Pharmacy Research UK research award

Funder: College of Mental Health Pharmacy / Pharmacy Research UK

Awards: £20,000  max (12-20 months)

Deadline: 21 April 2021

Funding for pharmacy professionals to undertake practice research in one of the following areas: Cross sector communication and interface working; medicines safety/optimisation for those with mental illness by community, general practice or general hospital pharmacy teams; Relapse prevention and keeping well (including maintaining adherence), Mental health services in community and primary care, or equivalent areas, and/or Managing public health issues in mental health (e.g. physical health).

Guidance notes can be found here. 


Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Awards

Funder: Rosetrees Trust

Awards: £300,000 max (3 years)

Deadline: 30 April 2021

The aim of the interdisciplinary award is to foster innovative research that is at the interface between disciplines – these may seem very different, but have potential common interests that need to be developed. This year the award is for collaboration between Medicine and Engineering including healthcare technology.

Contact Sheree Oxenham  for guidance


NIHR long-COVID funding Call

Funder: NIHR

Awards: n/a; 2 years max

Deadline: 5 May 2021 (EoI); 12 May 2021 (full application)

Funding for research on four areas of Long COVID treatment and management:

  • Pharmaceutical treatments, including the effectiveness of drugs already being used as treatments, and non-pharmaceutical therapies
  • Treatment pathways and service management approaches, including healthcare, community and social care services
  • Diagnostics, including what tests are appropriate
  • Other topics to help and support individuals with Long COVID

The call will fund research projects designed to deliver rapid tangible outcomes. The projects can be up to two years in length, but shorter proposals are encouraged, and will be expected to start in July 2021.

Guidance notes can be found here.


MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Grants

Funder: MRC

Awards: n/a (up to 5 years)

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Investigator-led grant funding for research into disorders of the nervous system, including fundamental research normal development and function, and understanding of the mechanism of disease.  Research grants are suitable for focused short or long-term research projects and can support method development or development and continuation of research facilities.

Guidance notes can be found here.


MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health New Investigator Research Grants

Funder: MRC

Awards: n/a

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Grant funding for research into disorders of the nervous system, including fundamental research normal development and function, and understanding of the mechanism of disease.  

New investigator research grants are aimed to support the transition into becoming an independent principal investigation with support from the host institution.  There is no limitation on length of post-doctoral experience.

 Guidance notes can be found here.


MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Programme Grants

Funder: MRC

Awards: Typically £1m or more; maximum 5-year duration (renewable)

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Programme grants provide large, long-term and renewable programme funding for researchers working in the area of neurosciences and mental health research. They aim to help the medical science community to ‘think bigger’.

Guidance notes can be found here.


MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Partnership Grants

Funder: MRC

Awards: n/a

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Funding for partnerships working to transform the understanding of neuroscience and mental health. Partnership grants are expected to support these research areas, but funds can not cover research costs.

Guidance notes can be found here. 


Health services and delivery research programme; researcher-led workstream

Funder: Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Awards: n/a

Deadline: 3 June 2021 (stage 1 applications)

The Health Service & Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence on the quality, access and organisation of health and social care services, including costs and outcomes. The programme will enhance the strategic focus on research that matters to the NHS including research on implementation and a range of knowledge mobilisation initiatives.

Guidance notes can be found here.


Children and Young People’s mental health

Funder: Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR and What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC)

Awards: n/a

Deadline: 3 June 2021 (stage 1 applications)

The Health Service & Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is collaborating with the What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) and looking to receive applications for high-quality, evaluative research to improve the quality of care, support and access to services for children and young people (CYP) with mental health conditions, including children who have, or have had a social worker.

Guidance notes can be found here.


BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2020-21

Funder: BA/Leverhulme Trust

Awards: £10,000 max (2 years)

Deadline: 3 June 2021

Funding for primary research in humanities and social sciences. Open to post-doctoral researchers resident in the UK.

Guidance notes can be found here. 


Research into inclusive ageing (pre-announcement)

Funder: ESRC

Awards: £500,000-2,000,000; 5 years max

Deadline: 8 June 2021

Funding for innovative projects focused on social and economic inequalities that affect people in later life, or ways to improve inclusivity in later life.

Principal investigator must be based at a UK institution eligible for UKRI funding; co-investigators from business, third sector or government organisations can be included where appropriate.

Guidance notes can be found here


Better methods, better research: Nov 2021

Funder: MRC/NIHR

Awards: £500,000 max

Deadline: 11 November 2021

Funding to support research to improve research methods being applied by others anywhere within the remit of MRC or the NIHR. Multidisciplinary teams and approaches welcome. welcome multidisciplinary teams or approaches.

Grant types: research grants, new investigator research grants, partnership grants.

Guidance notes can be found here.