Future leaders in mental health research
We’re funding the best and the brightest early career scientists and clinicians, all over the world.
Our Fellows are addressing the difficult and challenging questions about understanding, treating and preventing mental illness. The Award is overseen by a committee of interdisciplinary scientists who are experts in their fields. Through this funding we aim to inspire and grow future world leaders in mental health science and research.
Read more about their pioneering work:
- Dr Johannes Gräff exploring on a molecular level how traumatic memories, like those involved in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are formed and how they can be reduced.
- Dr Martijn van den Heuvel mapping out brain connections across multiple mental health conditions.
- Dr Ian Maze investigating a novel ‘epigenetic’ role for neurotransmitters in depression.
- Dr Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu developing new ways to deliver treatments for depression amongst those with HIV in rural northern Uganda.
Read the 2015 Fellows announcement.
- Dr Jeremiah Cohen - Building a ‘map’ of serotonin to improve our understanding of the biology of mood.
- Dr Helen Fisher – Investigating the risk factors for psychotic episodes in childhood
- Dr Sergiu Pasca – Using stem cells to understand the biology of schizophrenia
- Dr Andrea Reinecke – Developing a one-session, one-hour CBT treatment for anxiety
Read the 2014 Fellows announcement.
- Dr Susanne Ahmari - can we interrupt the brain circuits that contribute to OCD?
- Dr Bronwyn Graham - how to better treat high levels of anxiety in women.
- Dr Joshua Roffman - could folic acid prevent schizophrenia?
Interested in applying for our Fellows programme?
The 2016 funding call is now closed.
You can find more information about the Award and preparing an application here >