The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is committed to expanding the research and evaluation of all Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programs. The MHFA USA Doctoral Student Grants Program demonstrates this commitment by supporting doctoral students interested evaluating the processes, outcomes and impacts of MHFA in the United States. Each year, the grant will provide a one-time award of $5,000 to six outstanding full-time doctoral students who demonstrate significant potential as researchers in their field of study.
Once funded, doctoral grant recipients must:
The grant application will be posted to this page on April 03, 2023. The deadline for applying is May 21, 2023.
All interested doctoral students must apply to be considered for the grant. Successful applicants will bring diverse experiences evaluating programs and demonstrate innovative ideas for measuring MHFA programs’ processes, outcomes and impacts. Priority will be given to research proposals with strong experimental or quasi-experimental designs that:
1. Aim to measure a priority core MHFA course in a diverse community sample to understand large-scale implementation, outcomes, and/or impacts. Core MHFA courses include:
2. Aim to measure a priority core MHFA course in a diverse community sample to understand large-scale implementation, outcomes, and/or impacts. Core MHFA courses include:
A selection committee of MHFA staff and Research Advisory Group members will review all applications received by the deadline between May 22 and June 2, 2023. A panel will interview finalists June 5-9, 2023, and the six top candidates will be selected by June 16, 2023. Prior to receiving the grant funding, top candidates and their advisors will be required to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to all requirements.
|April 3, 2023||Grant application released|
|April 5, 2023||Informational webinar|
|May 21, 2023||Grant application deadline|
|May 22–June 2, 2023||Grant applications reviewed by Selection Committee|
|June 5–9, 2023||Finalist interviews|
|June 12–16, 2023||Awardees selected|
|by June 23, 2023||Awardees notified|
|July 14, 2023||Awardees announced|