“Emerging Minds is a UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) funded research network which aims to facilitate research with the potential to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems experienced by children and young people.“
Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth

The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020 – 9am

The Emerging Minds Network have been hosting kick-off events over the past few months to launch the network and bring together colleagues and encourage collaboration across disciplines and sectors.

The events have focused discussion around our Research Challenges, which have been developed in partnership with young people, their families, practitioners and policy makers. You can read more about our work with Young Minds and the Centre for Mental Health to engage a range of stakeholders in agreeing our Research Challenges here.

Purpose of the First Funding Call:

The Emerging Minds network is inviting proposals for projects to address Research Challenges 2, 3 & 4. There will be a funding call in 2021 focused on Research challenge 1: ‘The Big Question.’

  • Deadline for applications is: 21 February 2020 – 9am.
  • The total funding available we anticipate sharing in this funding call is: £200,000.
  • We anticipate most projects will be delivered within 12 months. Projects should be completed within a maximum of 24 months and by July 2022 at the latest.
  • You can apply for a small grant (between £2,000 and £15,000), medium (£15,000 – £30,000) or large, (between £30,000 and £40,000).
  • We want to fund projects which are collaborations across disciplines and sectors. However, consistent with UKRI guidelines, the project lead or one of the co-leads must be based at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) as the funding can only be directly transferred to a UK HEI.
  • Each individual can be a lead applicant on just one application in this funding round although an individual or organisation can get involved in the project teams of an unlimited number of proposed projects.

Full details of this funding call can be found in the documents below. You can also visit our FAQs here.

Funding Call Briefing (document no longer available)

Application Form (document no longer available)

All lead applicants will need to ensure that their institution is prepared to agree to our standard terms & conditions. These will be available here very soon.

If you have any queries regarding this call, or you would like to discuss your application, please do email us – emergingminds@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Future Funding Calls

We will be opening up another funding call in Autumn 2020 around the same Research Challenges. Another funding call focused on Research Challenge 1: ‘The Big Question’ will be opened around January 2021.