GROW: Researcher Development Programme


  • Work on your professional goals?
  • Be part of a network of early career mental health researchers who can support each other in 2024 and beyond?
  • Be supported to achieve your goals in a fully funded programme?
  • Develop your professional networks, skills and experience to work across sectors and disciplines and make a difference through mental health and addictions research?


Applications open: 30 January 2024

Deadline for applications: 5 March 2024

Programme duration: June - December 2024. See schedule for exact dates

What can I expect from the GROW Programme?

  • Five 1 to 1 coaching sessions to identify and work on your own professional development goals
  • Peer networking and support
  • Opportunities to meet and connect with senior researchers/PIs
  • Participation in the GROW Gathering, a one day meeting with other GROW alumni in attendance. Sessions will be run by alumni and coaches.
  • Monthly virtual workshops on topics such as:
    • working across disciplines and sectors
    • making an impact – working with policy and practice
    • securing funding
    • collaborating with patients and the public in research
    • looking to the future of mental health research.

Most programme activities will be held virtually, but we also bring our researchers together for two face-to-face workshops in June and October, held in London.

Testimonials from GROW Programme alumni

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