Funding call

As part of its new strategic focus on mental health as a key global health challenge, Welcome aims to develop new and improved early interventions for anxiety, depression and psychosis, in ways that reflect the priorities and needs of people experiencing these conditions. This work involves increasing scientific understanding of how brain, body and environment interact in the development and resolution of these problems.

This call focuses on investigating the causal mechanisms underpinning the active ingredients of effective interventions for anxiety, depression and/or psychosis. 

Wellcome encourages applications from a range of geographies, including low- and middle-income countries.

Wellcome hopes to see applications from the full breadth of mental health science, and especially encourages those from diverse and multidisciplinary teams. Wellcome’s definition of mental health science includes, but is not limited to:

  • cellular and molecular sciences
  • circuit, systems, and cognitive neurosciences
  • psychology
  • psychiatry
  • pharmacology
  • neurology
  • disciplines within the humanities, social sciences, and computer sciences (for example, anthropology, sociology, geography, law, political science, economics, informatics)
  • lived experience expertise, which is explicitly recognised as central to mental health science

Lead applicants must:

  • have experience directly relevant to the proposed project, as evidenced through research outputs and/or preliminary data (as appropriate for your career stage)
  • be able to drive and lead a collaborative, multi-stranded health-based research project (as appropriate for your career stage)
  • be able to contribute at least 20% of your research time to this project.

Application deadline: 24 May 2022