Applications open: 2020 Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Applications are now open for the 2020 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and Maridulu Budyari Gumal - SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research Seed Funding.

Seed funding of up to $40,000 is available to provide support for strategic projects to support Theme relevant research work. The projects must relate to at least one of the key areas of focus and be able to proceed within COVID-19 research restrictions. In addition, projects will need to be approved by the Faculty of Medicine to ensure they are compliant within the current UNSW research environment.

Click here for the 2020 guidelines and application form.

Key dates

Applications open: 28 May 2020
Applications close: 28 June 2020
Review of applications: Early July 2020
Notification to applicants: 17 July 2020
Project funding dispersed: July 2020
Finalisation of project: up to December 2021
Final report and financial acquittal: up to February 2022

About Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction

The Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and CAG aims to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders. It constitutes a network of internationally recognised researchers and clinicians leading in the understanding and treatment of complex clinical conditions with physical, behavioural, mental and social dimensions across the lifespan.

Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction consists of four sub-themes:

  • Children and Adolescent Wellbeing
  • Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience

Applications

Click here for the 2020 guidelines and application form.

Completed applications must be submitted to Lise Mellor by Friday, 19 June 2020. Please PDF all documents as one file.

If you would like to discuss your submission, please contact:

Dr Lise Mellor (l.mellor@unsw.edu.au
Acting Executive Officer
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and Maridulu Budyari Gumal - SPHERE Clinical Academic Group
 

Congratulations to successful applicants in the 2019 round of Collaborative Research Seed Funding. Congratulations to the seven successful applicants in the 2019 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction.

 

Project Title Project Leader Lead Partner Sub-Theme
Blood biomarkers in melancholic and non-melancholic subtypes of depression Dr Adam Bayes Black Dog Institute Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Giving Legumes the leg up: Impact of increased legume consumption on metabolic risk factors in people experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Lindsey Jude South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Barriers to Treatment and Clinical Outcomes of CPAP in people with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Schizophrenia Dr Megan Kalucy Prince of Wales Hospital Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Cognitive bias modification for enhancing treatment efficacy in alcohol use disorder: a pilot study of an adapted protocol aimed at reducing relapse rates Dr Poppy Watson UNSW Sydney Complex and Difficult to Treat Diseases
Identifying Behavioural and Biological Profiles to inform targeted intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder Professor Valsamma Eapen UNSW Sydney Children and Adolescent Wellbeing
A new paradigm for understanding brain activation Professor Caroline Rae UNSW Sydney Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience

Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in executive function and decision making

Dr Adam Walker UNSW Sydney Brain Sciences and Translational Neuroscience

 

In the 2019 funding round, it was essential criteria that projects involve four or more CAG partners, including at least one local health district. The project team was also required to include at least one early or mid-career researcher. In total, 11 highly collaborative applications were received.