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The mental health research funding galaxy – the answer is …

Hello Communities, we need Next Generation Researchers to help set the questions you want answered, and any tips and tricks for research funding success.

There are always more questions than a single funding event or panel can answer…

What to do?

Universities offer a lot of workshops for grants and fellowships, but we hear that mental health researchers would like more. Your ideas will be used to set the questions for the September 7th 2022 funding panel event and collated into an ALIVE National Centre Next Generation Research Network Guide to the Mental Health Research Funding Galaxy that can be shared with network members on the Centre’s digital translation platform.

Take a moment to share questions, or research funding success or tips and tricks that have worked for you! If you feel creative, upload the questions as a short 30second video, or send an image with the question that captures how research grant funding feels for you. Feel free to share a document that includes tips and tricks.

Crowds will vote on the questions they think need to be prioritised for the panel, and the tips and tricks they found most helpful.

Watch the explainer video on the crowdsourcing space landing page if you need some pointers for getting started on this challenge.

Not yet a member of the ALIVE National Next Generation Researcher Network? Click on this link to apply now – members of the network are engaged in mental health research activities across disciplines, universities and settings.

Key dates

29 July 2022 - Challenge opened
2 September 2022 - Challenge closed
7 September 2022 - Prioritised idea selected

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This challenge has been created by the ALIVE National Centre and the Next Generation Researcher Network.

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Submitted ideas

“Galactically” tricky question!

Created by: Jennifer Bibb
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shifting prioities

how do you deal with a shifting career narrative?

Created by: Matt Lewis
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