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Weekly roundup 24/2/23: events, funding, & opportunities in mental health research

Welcome to your weekly roundup of funding, events, and webinars we’ve shared with our followers over on the Mental Health Research Incubator Twitter. Here's what's coming up on the horizon for mental health research:

Weekly roundup 24/2/23: events, funding, & opportunities in mental health research
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28 February: The Council of Deans is holding free webinars being held throughout February for Allied Health Professionals interested/involved in research. The next webinar will be International Research Priorities, in conversation with Prof Karen Strickland at 10am on 28 February.

7 March: NIHR Research Professorships presentation webinar with Richard McManus, chair of the selection committee. The webinar will discuss the Research Professorships scheme, what the application process looks like, what the selection committee looks for in applications, and a question and answer session for potential applicants—a great opportunity for established researchers looking to boost their careers.

21 April: Benefits of the Outdoors on Well-Being & Mental Health hosted by the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

26 April: Psychosis; Schizophrenia, Hearing Voices, and the Language of ‘Madness’ hosted by the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

17 May: NIHR School for Primary Care Research webinar presenting research on children and young people's mental health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conferences and showcases

14 March: Applied Research Collaboration National Health Economics Showcase at the University of Sheffield. Hosted by ARC Yorkshire and Humber and ARC Greater Manchester, the showcase will present projects and research in health economics.

30–31 March: The Emanuel Miller International Online Conference 2023. Hosted by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the conference will look at current research, evidence, & interventions in suicide & self-harm.

16 May: The Centre for Academic Primary Care at Bristol University will be holding its Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference in Bristol in May, themed on digital and remote mental health care. The call for abstracts is open until 5pm, 3 March.

Funding and career development

NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD studentships in primary care are currently open at University College London, Queen Mary, and Nottingham University. Deadlines for applications are 26 February (UCL), 10 March (Nottingham), and 9 June (QMUL).

The Mental Health Research Incubator has opened applications for the 2023 GROW Researcher Development Programme. Early career mental health researchers working in the UK who would like support to develop their careers through fully-funded skills workshops, professional coaching, and an interdisciplinary peer network are encouraged to apply by 29 March.

NIHR have granted further funding to the University of Nottingham to offer Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Bridging Programmes for non-medical clinical academics in the East Midlands. Apply by 30 June.

ARC North Thames will be opening applications to their Research for All programme on 1 March, funding career development for mental health staff and researchers working in the North Thames region. Two awards will be available: career development fellowships will fund mental health and care professionals to develop a proposal for PhD or project funding in any area of mental health research, while springboard funding awards will fund mental health and care researchers already active in research to disseminate the findings of completed research, move research to the next stage or develop a new research idea in the field of mental health research.

Round 6 of the HEE/NIHR ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (PCAF) scheme is now open to applicants interested in pursuing doctoral-level research and a career as a practitioner academic. Apply by 16 March.

NHS and partner organisation staff and others with a role in health and healthcare can apply to the ARC Northwest London Improvement Leader Fellowship. The free 12-month programme includes seminars and workshops, learning sessions, and networking to provide future leaders in health and care with the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to devise, implement and measure innovations and improvements. Apply by 11 April.

ARC East Midlands are offering funded PhD studentships at Home rates for research into applied health and social care. Apply by 1 May.

NIHR have issued a call for nurses and midwives to apply to the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding programme. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 21st April, with complete applications due by 1pm on 17 May.

Wellcome Trust is launching a new award for research into stratification for anxiety and depression with a flexible scope to suit a wide range of projects. Open to researchers worldwide. Apply by 7 June.

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