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Major new mental health data science award launched

We’re pleased to announce up to £250,000 of new funding to support research pioneering the use of data to improve mental health.

This UK award forms a core component of the MQ Data Science Programme. This programme aims to harness the power of data science to illuminate our understanding of mental health, inform research, and lead to improvements in care and treatments.

Grants of up to £50,000 will be made to projects lasting between 6 and 24 months. And we are especially interested in applications that focus on the following:

  • Proposals which include academic and non-academic partners
  • Research questions in children and young people’s mental health and mental health over the lifespan
  • Proposals which include collaborations across the four countries of the United Kingdom

Apply now

Start your application for the MQ Data Science Award

Commenting on the funding call, MQ CEO, Cynthia Joyce, said:

“Every day, too many people with a mental health condition are left in the dark without effective support. And our lack of understanding in mental health is holding back much-needed advances to change this.

Data science has the potential to drive a step-change in our knowledge of mental health, and create near-term improvements in treatment and care.”

We’re proud to be driving forward progress in mental health – breaking down barriers through championing and investing in promising data science research.”

The funding call closes on the 30th November at 2016. Researchers from academic and non-academic backgrounds are invited to apply – working on a range of mental health conditions.

Find out more about our data science programme, or start your application now.

Last updated: 16 November 2016

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