Funding call

The Wellcome Data Prize in mental health will support collaborative approaches to research into anxiety and depression in young people. Teams in the UK and South Africa will explore existing data to find new insights and build digital tools that enable future research.

The Prize aims to generate tangible and scalable outputs that support the mental health research community. The overarching question for the Data Prize is:

What are the ‘active ingredients’ that make a difference in preventing, treating, and managing anxiety and depression in young people? What works, for whom, in what contexts, and why?

Where the host organisation of the lead applicant is based: South Africa, UK

Level of funding:

There are three phases to the prize, each six months long and with different levels of funding and support on offer:

  • Discovery phase: 10 teams will be selected to receive £40,000 of funding
  • Prototyping phase: 5 teams will be selected to receive £100,000 of funding
  • Sustainability phase: £500,000 will be allocated across 3 winning teams

Duration of funding: 6-18 months

Deadline: 5 June 2022