The overarching objective of the 2019 Foundation Grants Program is to support research that leads to improvements in the mental health of Australian children and adolescents aged 4-17, ultimately aiming to result in better mental health for the Australian community.
The following research themes relating to mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents have been identified as areas of interest for the Foundation:
- The effectiveness of current models of care and/or mental health services targeted to children, adolescents their families and carers, and how they could be viably extended and scaled up with the aim to improve mental health outcomes across health, education or social services settings.
- What are the most effective interventions for supporting children and adolescent’s mental health needs in education settings. Would the screening of children and adolescents in education settings be appropriate for identifying early signs of mental health difficulties and how to best carry this out effectively?
- Are the current range of tools and programs effective in supporting the wellbeing of children and adolescents in educational settings, particularly those at greater risk?
Funding & Duration
$1M (exclusive of GST) is available for allocation. As the Foundation is looking to fund a research alliance delivering outcome-driven research, it is anticipated that this grant will support 1 to 2 projects depending on scope and budget for applications received.
Funding will commence in 2019 and will be allocated over a funding period of up to two years depending on the agreed project timeline and milestones.
Submission Requirements & Due Date
- Expressions of Interest must be submitted for internal review by 13 December 2019
- Please complete your RFR through ResearchMaster > Fund Scheme code 900651
- See also: Submitting an Application to Research Services for Review