Pia discusses her experience of applying to a Wellcome Trust fellowship.
Welcome to the NIHR Mental Health Incubator
Explore opportunities and progress your mental health research career. Connect and collaborate with mental health researchers and professionals.
The NIHR RfPB scheme is great for early career researchers. Kim discusses her tips on applying for the scheme.
Maria discusses the NIHR doctoral fellowship scheme.
Victoria discusses applying for an NIHR doctoral fellowship, what BRC funding is and tips on how to land it!
Steve’s tips on how to be research active while working primarily as a clinician, including getting work done without having research council funding.
Barney Dunn shares his experience of the NIHR Career Development fellowship (now called an NIHR Advanced fellowship) and discusses tips on applying for fellowships at this level.
Professor Cathy Creswell offers psychologists advice on how to gain fellowship funding.
Welcome to the Incubator for Mental Health Research
We support ambitious mental health professionals who are exploring opportunities in research. Whether you are a clinician or an economist, a data scientist or a therapist, you have a lot you can bring to mental health research. You may be based in primary care, social care, applied health or public health settings. This website guides you through your options in research, sign-posting mentoring, internships, funding and training opportunities - for people at every career stage.
The Mental Health Research Community Map allows you to search for mental health researchers using your own search terms. Discover and collaborate with researchers who are working in your areas of interest in organisations near you.
STEP 1 What mental health area or methodology are you interested in? Type it in the search box.
STEP 2 Refine your search by using the profession 'category' filter to find researchers with particular professional backgrounds.
STEP 3 Use the map to zoom in on your location and find out who is working near you.
The new keyword search functionality is based on content in researchers' profiles. Do you need to make any changes to your profile on the map? Use the red button on the right to let us know.