International Mental Health Research Organization: Rising Star Research Awards 2016

The International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO) is offering up to 2 major awards for research related to psychiatric illness.

IMHRO / Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award

This grant will be awarded for research toward novel therapies for psychiatric illness with the objective to advance the translation of scientific knowledge of underlying disease mechanisms in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression toward benefits to patients and the healthcare system. Specifically, the program will support translational research on innovative targets, with the potential to advance discovery of therapeutic approaches in the near term.

IMHRO / AIM Rising Star Research Award

This grant will be awarded for research in humans focused specifically on anxiety or depression in children and adolescents. Proposals may include research projects focused on innovative strategies and technologies for elaborating basic mechanisms or new approaches to individualised treatment and prevention.

Funding & Duration

Each award will be for US $83,333 (approx AUD $109,000) in direct program costs for each of up to three consecutive years, with annual continuation subject to (1) review for progress and (2) availability of funds. If both these conditions are fulfilled annually, each award’s funding will total US $250,000 (approx AUD $324,000)


Candidates should be leaders of an independent research program and have a track record in a scientific field that can be applied to the study of the underlying mechanisms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or anxiety.

Candidates should be no longer than 10 years from their initial independent appointment.

The proposal should not overlap with existing funding.

Submission Requirements

Further Information

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