There are people and great projects. There is compassion and knowledge. But where is the money?
It is a challenge for all sectors in Global Mental Health to get or safeguard finance. Think of anti-stigma campaigns, advocacy agencies, rehabilitation/housing projects, mental health care facilities, educations and research.
And this may require thinking outside the box of mental health and partnering on projects for disability, children, other vulnerable groups, human rights, emergency relief, chronic disease, science and development. Or trying to get small (micro) loans, get finance for a business, or try to win an award for certain achievements.
Offered here is a list of 37 funding or grant organizations, from the very small funding initiatives to the big global donors, from conventional funding to innovative online fundraising and loans.
This list is random and not a ranking on reliability or usability in the field. I’m afraid you have to figure out these things yourselves by roaming through the websites or by actually applying and learning from the results.
The funding market is immense and quite complex. One can’t see the wood for the trees. Therefore, I’m sure the list is far from complete or even contains errors and maybe false hopes. Don’t hesitate to comment on this blog if you have additions or corrections, or send an email.
I will try to update this list regularly with new information and new deadlines.
Few little ones:
1. Britisch Medical Association, BMA Information Fund
The BMA Information Fund, established in 2005, provides books, DVDs, CDs and articles to healthcare-related organizations in developing countries. Healthcare Institutions, Medical Schools, Libraries and health-focused NGO’s can apply. Individuals can not.
Applications are now closed, but the fund will announce new rounds on their website.
The BMA is also a supporter of HIFA 2015 (Healthcare Information for All by 2015), the aim of which is to ensure everyone worldwide has access to an informed healthcare provider by 2015.
2. The Dr. Guislain ‘Breaking the Chains of Stigma’ Award, Belgium
The award refers to Joseph Guislain (1797-1860), the first Belgian psychiatrist and pioneer in the treatment of people with mental illness.
The prize is awarded annually on World Mental Health Day, October 10th, to individuals, organizations or projects that: ‘have made an exceptional contribution to mental healthcare in the broadest sense on a cultural and/or social level, have provided a genuine contribution to getting rid of the stigma on mental health, have promoted attention for mental healthcare, have done all this with passion, creativity and innovation’. People can nominate persons and organizations for the award. The nominations for the Award 2013 have been closed now.
The Indonesian Bagus Utomo from Komunitas Peduli Skizofrenia Indonesia (Indonesia Community Care for Schizophrenia) was the first winner in 2012. He received $50,000.
3. Fund Storm Rehabilitation, the Netherlands
Fund Storm Rehabilitation (FSR) is a nonprofit organization. It channels financial support to small innovative projects that aim to improve health care and services for people in vulnerable positions.
The budget available to the fund is €100.000 annually. Approximately 75% of this amount is reserved for project funding in countries with low possibilities for fundraising.
The FSR has three categories of funding: development projects, research projects and publications. There is a maximum of €20.000 per application.
4. The Awesome Foundation, USA
The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people ‘devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe’. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators.
Since its beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the ‘worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness’. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.
5. UNESCO International Fund for the Promotion of Culture, based in France
The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) is intended to promote: (a)cultures as sources of knowledge, meanings, values and identity; (b)the role of culture for sustainable development; (c)artistic creativity in all its forms, while respecting freedom of expression; (d)international and regional cultural cooperation.
‘Are you an artist? An NGO or non-profit private body, or a public body whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation?’ Priority will be given to young artists/creators (18-30 years) and to projects benefiting youth. Priority will also be given, as far as possible, to projects from or benefiting developing countries.
New submissions (for 2013) are now closed, but there will be a new round in 2014. Check the the criteria for IFPC assistance and the Operational Guidelines.
Few human rights funding organizations:
6. The Open Society Foundations Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships, USA
The Open Society Foundations work to build ‘vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people’. They implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. They build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.
For instance in 2010, the Open Society Foundations, through its New York, Budapest, and London offices alone, awarded more than 4,500 grants in the amount of $612 million. They award grants, scholarships and fellowships throughout the year. They predominantly fund preselected organizations. If you are interested in seeking a grant from the Open Society Foundations, they encourage you to explore their website to determine whether any of their programs or foundations correspond to the work you are pursuing.
For organizations in in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the Foundations runs a special Grants Mental Health Initiative.
7. The Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights, USA
The Martín-Baró Fund was established to honor the memory of Father Ignacio Martín-Baró, a Jesuit priest and social psychologist who was murdered in El Salvador in 1989, and to further the goals to which he dedicated his life. Their grants support progressive, grassroots groups throughout the world who are challenging institutional repression and confronting the mental health consequences of violence and injustice in their communities.
Deadline for Letters of interest to solicit funding for the 2014 funding cycle is September 1, 2013. In 2011 they funded 7 projects with $3500-$7000 each.
More news and info in their Spring 2013 newsletter.
8. The Disability Rights Fund, Boston, USA
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a collaboration between donors and the disability community to advance the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
With modest grants, DRF supports country-level DPOs (Disabled Persons Organizations) in the Global South, Middle East/North Africa and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in treaty ratification, implementation, and monitoring efforts. The total giving of the Fund to organizations in the Global South and Eastern Europe since 2008 exceeds $6.9 million.
Latest update in June 2013: Round One: As part of the first grantmaking round, there is a Letter of Interest (LoI) process for Ukraine and India (States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu or the National Capital of Delhi only). An open Request for Proposals (RFP) process for remaining Round 1 countries (Haiti, Indonesia, and Lebanon). Round Two: The second grantmaking round, directed at DPOs in Bangladesh, Ghana, Peru, Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda, and Uganda and consisting of both a LoI and RFP process, will be publicized in July 2013.
9. Fondation d’Harcourt, Switzerland
Fondation d’Harcourt was established in 1964 upon the initiative of the d’Harcourt family as an independent non-profit foundation. Their grant program addresses poor and marginalized communities in the most disadvantaged regions of the world. To meaningfully improve their lives, they place a high priority on addressing key psychosocial needs and mental health along with material shortcoming.
Organizations interested in submitting a proposal on the development of a possible collaboration with the Foundation can send a concept note (3 pages max.). The Foundation has an on-going decision-making process, so inquiries may be submitted at any time.
10. The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women:
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a leading global grant-making mechanism exclusively dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls in all its forms. It supports effective initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated. Each year, the UN Trust Fund launches and widely publicizes its Call for Proposals, soliciting applications focusing on addressing all forms of violence against women and girls.
Call for Proposals are available in six languages, and solicits applications in English, French and Spanish. To date, the UN Trust Fund has delivered more than 86 million to 351 initiatives in 128 countries and territories. Last deadline for submission of applications was 12 February 2013. Next rounds will follow.
11. The United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF:
UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF projects exist in developing countries, in societies in transition and in challenging environments, and are in six main areas: Community development; rule of law and human rights; tools for democratization; youth; empowering women; and media. UNDEF grants range from US$50,000 to US$400,000. So far, UNDEF has funded more than 400 projects in over 100 countries, bringing total disbursement to almost 140 million dollars. The large majority of funds go to local civil society groups.
UNDEF last/Seventh Round of Funding closed at December 31, 2013. They received 3014 project proposals from 133 countries and are currently in a process of assessment for a short list.
UNDEF’s window for project proposals is usually open for six weeks a year, from mid-November to end of December, so next deadline will be December 31, 2013.
12. Commonwealth Foundation Grants Programma:
The Commonwealth Foundation is a development organization with an international remit and reach, uniquely situated at the interface between government and civil society. They disburse a million pounds in grant funding each year. The grants program contributes to sustainable development in the context of effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation. Organization from all the Commonwealth countries can apply. (See list of countries here). They offer ‘Participatory governance grants’ and ‘Commonwealth Theme grants’.
Data for the financial Year 2013-2014: 1st grants call for proposals submission deadline: 31 August 2013 2nd grants call for proposals submission deadline: 30 November 2013, 3rd grants call for proposals submission deadline: 31 March 2014.
Few online crowd-funding sites:
13. Global Giving, USA
‘The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions.’ GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising website that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $72,368,306 from 284,170 donors who have supported 6,481 projects.
One must nominate his/her organization to join GlobalGiving. After submitting a nomination form, GlobalGiving will request additional information and documentation about the organization. Organizations that successfully complete this ‘Due Diligence process’ will be invited to participate in GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge, which usually lasts about 4 weeks. Open Challenge participants that successfully raise at least $5,000 from 40 unique donors will be invited to become long-term members of the GlobalGiving community.
14. Ashoka Changemakers®, USA
‘An ecosystem to Fund and Grow your innovation. Ashoka Changemakers® is a global community of action that grows the impact of changemaking, from dedicated individuals and community organizers to Fortune 500 companies and global foundations’.
One can receive funding for a project, connect with peers, gain global attention, and be part of a community of innovative practice. One can ‘Keep ones changeshop and growth tracker up to date to make it visible to funders, submit an idea to competitions, join a community changeshop and participate in challenges hosted by the partners of Changemakers’.
A wide array of funders are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash prizes here—plus in-kind prizes—to accelerate the growth of innovative solutions. They are available to projects at all stages, from beginning to well-established, to help you reach the next level of success.
Recently Ashoka launched an Ashoka Fellows connect2need platform as well, where you can directly fund an Ashoka Fellow, buy a gift card or start a giving group.
Causes is the world’s largest online platform for activism with 100 million installed users and $30 million raised for nonprofits. The platform enables users to create grassroots groups that take action on a social issue or support a specific non-profit organization. These groups, individually called a “cause,” are building blocks for most activity on the site.
When there is no money involved everyone can join and use the free tools. In order to fundraise, a cause must identify a registered nonprofit in the United States or Canada. This does not mean that this US or Canadian organization must manage the cause, but the money will be received by the US or Canadian organization.
16. 1% Club, Tou Make It Work, the Netherlands
The 1%CLUB is a online market place for individual development projects, to which individuals and businesses optimally give 1% of their time, expertise and money, in order to structurally solve poverty.
Registered CBO’s (community based organizations) or NGO’s are allowed to register a project on 1%CLUB website in order to request for time, expertise or money. The project must be situated in a developing country and contributing to the realization of the millennium goals. The first project request must be under €5,000. The project must be a unique assignment, limited in time and means and closed with a clear project result.
17. Catapult, Change for Girls and Women, USA
Catapult is a crowd-funding site for supporting projects that improve the lives of girls and women. Organizations that work to do just that can use Catapult to post projects in need of funding, so anyone in the world can donate funds to launch the project.
One can apply by writing a mail. Catapult takes several days to review the application. Once its been reviewed and approved, one is allowed to access project pages where you can easily input descriptions, photos, and videos to tell the project’s story. They offer gift cards and promote teamwork as well.
Few micro-finance organizations:
18. Kiva, Small Loans that change lives, USA
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005 it served 840,242 Kiva lenders, with a total of $366,658,375 in micro-loans and with a 98.98% Repayment rate.
You can apply for a loan via one of Kiva’s 219 fieldpartners.
19. Zidisha, Helping entrepreneurship take root, anywhere, USA
Zidisha is the first peer-to-peer microlending service to offer direct interaction between lenders and borrowers across the international wealth divide. They ‘eliminate the middleman, ensuring that entrepreneurs’ profits stay right where they belong – in their communities’.
Their impact: Loans Raised: USD 452,922, Businesses Financed: 773, Members Worldwide: 2393.
In order to become eligible for a loan through Zidisha, one must first have successfully repaid one or more loans through a local bank, community savings group, or other organization. Additionally, one must not hold any outstanding loans through other sources at the time of your application with Zidisha. Finally, one must have regular access to the Internet in order to communicate with Zidisha lenders.
The current maximum loan size is USD 500 for the first Zidisha loan.
20. MYC4 Loans for Small Business in Africa, Denmark
MYC4 is ‘an internet marketplace where you and investors from around the world can lend money directly to entrepreneurs who are doing business in Africa and create growth together with them. That means when the African business makes money as a result of your loan, you can also make money. MYC4 is a business – a business that creates growth – growth created by you’.
So far 19,311 investors from 116 countries have lent €17,182,361 to 10,464 small businesses in 7 African countries.
When an African entrepreneur wants to apply for a loan in order to grow his small business, he goes to a local MYC4 partner to present his project, how much money he needs, and how much he can pay in interest. If the loan is approved by the MYC4 partner, it is uploaded to the MYC4 marketplace.
21. BRAC Microfinance, Bangladesh
BRAC is a development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. It started out in Bangladesh in 1972, but operates worldwide. In 2010 the world’s largest non-governmental development organization!
BRAC’s Economic Development program includes micro-credit. It provides collateral-free credit using a solidarity lending methodology, as well as obligatory savings schemes through its Village Organizations. Reaching nearly 4 million borrowers, Village Organizations provide loans to poverty groups. Their borrowers, most of whom are women, use these loans to engage in various income generating activities to improve their socio-economic status.
22. Acumen Fund, entrepreneurial approaches, USA
The mission of Acumen Fund is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas in health, water, housing, energy and agriculture.
Their ‘key is patient capital’. They use philanthropic capital to make disciplined investments, loans or equity, not grants, that yield both financial and social returns. Any financial returns they receive are recycled into new investments. Countries: India, Pakistan and in West and East Africa. Early-mid stage companies that are in the process of scaling can apply with a business plan. They rarely invest in pure start-up companies.
23. Trust Africa grant making
The Trust Africa approach is unique in that they invite African thinkers, from civil society, academia, governments, regional organizations, and the private sector, to shape their program agenda. After weighing this advice, they request funding proposals from key organizations already working on the issues at hand. Their major grants for collaborative projects, which range from US$25,000 to more than US$500,000, typically combine multiple strategies (like research, advocacy, dialogue, or creativity) and connect institutions from different countries and regions.
TrustAfrica also provides small grants for capacity building to help African organizations develop the institutional skills necessary to do their work effectively. Usually in the range of US$5,000 to US$10,000, this support is aimed at fostering sound management, transparent governance, fruitful collaboration, effective communication, and sustainable results.
Few big global charities:
24. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, grants program, USA
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. Total grant payments since inception: $26.1 billion and for instance in 2012 grant payments: a total of $3.4 billion. It’s the World’s largest private charity with 1,116 foundation employees.
The foundation offers straightforward Information for Grant Seekers and is not able to make grants directly to individuals. Unfortunately global mental health is not one of the foundations’ priorities, but global libraries, education, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and financial services for the poor and Emergency Response are.
Bill and Melinda Gates participate in the Grand Challenges of health as well. See below:
25. The Grand Challenges in Global Health (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH, National Institute of Health USA)
The Grand Challenges in Global Health focuses on 16 major global health challenges with the aim of engaging creative minds across scientific disciplines — including those who have not traditionally taken part in health research — to work on solutions that could lead to breakthrough advances for those in the developing world. Grand Challenges in Global Health was launched in 2003, and several years later 45 grants totaling $458 million were awarded for research projects involving scientists in 33 countries. These projects were managed by teams working in partnership across disciplines, sectors, and countries, and many featured work from leaders in fields such as chemistry, engineering, statistics, and business, who had never before focused on global health. New Grand Challenges in Global Health projects are currently under way.
In their newsletter you can find information about the current grant opportunities and timelines. For 2013 only ‘Saving Lives at Birth (Round 3)’ is announced, but others will follow.
26. Wellcome Trust funding opportunities, UK
The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second largest private funder after Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It supports the ‘brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, with the aim of improving human and animal health’. They offer a wide variety of funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, fellowships and Strategic Awards. In low- and middle-income countries they support research, capacity building and engagement activities. They fund research in public health (including communicable and chronic diseases) and tropical medicine (including clinical and biomedical). They fund a range of collaborative projects, including major international partnerships between higher-income countries, such as the International HapMap Project and the Structural Genomics Consortium. They play an important role in encouraging publication of research in open access repositories such as UK PubMed Central as well.
They offer clear information on how to apply on their site and there is an extensive FAQ section.
27. Rockefeller Foundation grants, USA
The Rockefeller Foundation has a long history of giving. The Foundation began its work in 1913 with the founder’s 39-year-old son, John D. Rockefeller Jr., as its president. The first grant, of $100,000, went to the American Red Cross. Since then they have given more than $14 billion in current dollars to thousands of grantees worldwide.
The Foundation works to achieve its goal of creating meaningful and measurable impact for poor and vulnerable communities through ‘smart globalization’. To accomplish this, they currently are funding a portfolio of work structured around five core issue areas (including global health) and focused on specific initiative strategies. To be successful, any funding inquiries must fit within both their core issue areas and one or more of our initiatives.
Currently they are also running the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, to enable 100 cities to better address major 21st century challenges, like natural and man-made shocks and stresses. In August 2013, cities can be nominated through a formal application process. Winning cities will be announced in three rounds over the next three years, with the final round of winners named in 2015.
Few big government funded grants:
28. Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health, USA
The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health Initiative is led by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease, in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
A current NIMH funding opportunity is the Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01), number RFA-MH-14-120, with deadline of application October 22, 2013. The purpose of this NIMH Mentored Career Development Award is to provide support and “protected time” (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The NIMH invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience).
29. Grand Challenges Canada in Global Mental Health
‘Bold Ideas for Humanity’. Grant Challenges Canada in Global Mental Health is seeking innovative solutions for improving treatments and expanding access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries.
The first application period for the Global Mental Health grants is currently closed. On October 10 2012, World Mental Health Day, the Grand Challenges Canada announced the winners of this first round: A total of $19.4 million in support of 15 innovative, pioneering projects. The projects were selected through competitive scientific peer review from among 97 ideas submitted.
Round 2 of this Global Mental Health challenge started in November 2012, with a deadline for new applications February 4, 2013. The total amount of grants this time is 10 million CAD. The Grand Challenges Canada offer a Proposal Development Resource as well, in order to assist applicants with preparing their grants in response to Requests for Proposals.
Of course, mental health projects can apply for the Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health program as well. Next deadline for these grants ‘Round 6 Phase I – Proposal’ is 30 July, 2013.
30. Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid
EuropeAid Grants are awarded as donations to third parties that are engaged in external aid activities. Grants fall into two categories: Grants for actions: aim to achieve an objective that forms part of an external aid program. Operating grants: finance the operating expenditure of an EU body that is pursuing an aim of general European interest or an objective that forms part of an EU policy.
Further information can be find in their Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions.
31. The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Scaling breakthrough solutions to humanitarian challenges
This initiative is funded by The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) and run through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Entrepreneurs, businesses, non-governmental organizations, academics, local partners, and others from around the world may propose solutions for cost-saving approaches to humanitarian challenges that have demonstrated success at a pilot level.
Solutions offering strong evidence of successful pilot implementation may apply for grants of up to $1 million. The fund will invest up to $15 million in solutions that have already been successfully tested at scale. Select winners will receive technical assistance from The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University, for implementation and scale-up activities.
The first deadline for applications was April 13, 2013.
Few funding organizations for academic research:
32. The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, USA
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to research across all brain and behavior disorders (not disease specific). Recipients of NARSAD Grants represent an extraordinary variety of disciplines from inside and outside the USA, mostly universities.
Funding is focused on four priority areas to better understand and treat mental illness: basic research, new technologies, diagnostic tools/early intervention and next generation therapies.
In the last 25 years they have awarded nearly $300 million worldwide to more than 3,300 scientists.
33. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funding, USA
The NIDA is part of the of the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH). International research can be supported by the NIDA through several types of grants, including these two options: Domestic Grants With a Foreign Component, or Direct Foreign Grants. For a grant to be awarded to a foreign institution, the principal investigator must demonstrate a special opportunity to further drug abuse research through use of expertise, resources, populations, or environmental conditions not readily available in the United States.
The NIDA gives several awards as well, ‘to recognize outstanding contributions in international drug abuse and addiction research’.
34. University College London (UCL) Grand Challenge of Global Health small grants
The UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health ‘brings together UCL’s immense multidisciplinary wealth of intellectual capital and international collaborations to provide innovative, workable solutions to global health at scale’.
At this moment there is not much information about their ‘small grants’, except examples of grants in 2013 and 3 previous years.
35. An African research fund launched by the Royal society and DFID, UK
This Capacity Building Initiative fund is specifically designed to help form research consortia in Africa, arranging research exchange programs between the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa and improve equipment and training in laboratories.
Applications for this scheme is currently closed to applications (deadline was November 2012). Scientific Network Awards: Results announced: Summer 2013. Workshop for successful holders: 27-28 October in Dakar, Senegal. Programme Grants: Opening date: late 2013. Results announced: late 2014.
36. The Fogarty International Center (FIC), USA
The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is part of the federal government of the United States and is the only arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose sole mission is to support global health. It addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships. It offers training and research grants and funding.
Info about these opportunities you can find on their website, with clear deadlines.
They offer extensive information about other NIH Funding Opportunities and Non-NIH Funding Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships as well. Lots of info here; take your time.
37. The MQ Fellows Programme, Transforming Mental Health, UK
‘MQ: Transforming Mental Health’ is a new initiative focused on identifying and funding research key to solving global issues in mental health. The first initiative of the MQ Research Programme is the MQ Fellows Award. This award is designed to support the most promising early career investigators as they complete their transition to independent investigator status.
The MQ Fellows Programme is open to researchers from all sciences and the proposed research must address a question relevant to mental health. It will provide £75,000 (or $110,000 or €85,000) per year for up to three years. These awards are open to individuals from any country. Applicants must be early career researchers with a PhD, MD or equivalent, who have recently established their own independent research career or are about to become independent. Deadline is 10 June 2013! Check the 16 pages Guidelines for Applicants.
Few other useful resources:
International Directories of Foundations, Foundation Center, USA
The Foundation Center specializes in collecting and disseminating authoritative information on American foundations. Other organizations and publishers have compiled directories of foundations and philanthropies for other regions and countries. Listed here are international, regional, and country-specific directories, and information about their contents.
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Fundsforngos.org, Grants and Resources for Sustainability
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Roos Korste, psychologist, training, blogger