Wellcome Trust – Applying Neuroscience to Understand Symptoms in Anxiety, Depression and Psychosis


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Date 23.07.2024
Category Call for proposal

The Wellcome Trust has launched a new Mental Health Award - Applying Neuroscience to Understand Symptoms in Anxiety, Depression and Psychosis. The call wishes to fund innovative projects that combine computational and experimental neuroscience approaches to improve understanding of symptoms of anxiety, depression and psychosis.

Applicants must address the research priority of understanding the development, maintenance or resolution of one or more symptoms associated with anxiety, depression and/or psychosis. Researchers must take a symptom-based approach rather than looking solely at diagnostic categories and are required to provide:

  • Evidence that the one or more symptoms chosen are a core feature of anxiety, depression and/or psychosis (broadly defined, the one or more symptoms chosen may be transdiagnostic or specific to one mental health problem). 
  • A brief explanation of why the one or more symptoms chosen are important for people with lived experience of anxiety, depression and/or psychosis. This could be evidenced through existing qualitative literature and/or focus groups as part of project development. 

Funding:       £ 2-5M

Duration:      3-5 years

Eligibility: Application is open to teams of researchers based anywhere in the world, apart from mainland China. Proposals are encouraged from diverse and interdisciplinary teams, with collaborations covering multiple areas of expertise (eg biological, psychological and social).

Team, Lead applicant, Co-applicant, and Collaborator criteria can found be here.

How to Apply: Applications should be completed through Wellcome’s online portal. The full proposal submission requires authorization by the host institution, please do bear that in mind and notify the Research Office that you are applying well in advance of submission.

Deadline, preliminary application:       23 July 2024

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • Webinar on 14 May, registration here
  • The application portal can be found here
For any other questions, please contact the Research Office

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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