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The Ember Innovations Research Grants supports research projects to improve Mental Health or Addiction treatment, intervention, prevention or promotion Call for Applications Open Now – Two exciting research opportunities available

 To apply submit your applications to :

Deadline for applications: COB Monday 31st October 2023

Panel Deliberations: Week of 14th November

Shortlisted Presentations: 23rd November

Summary of Grant Themes

 Ember Innovations proudly presents two distinct research grant opportunities that align with our commitment to innovation, mental health, and honouring lived experiences.

Wellbeing Innovation Grant: This grant is dedicated to innovative research that pushes boundaries in the mental health, substance harm and non-substance-harm fields. We’re looking for proposals that challenge conventional practices, promise radically different insights, and potentially lead to transformative change. Whether it’s developing new therapeutic techniques or exploring economic impacts, we encourage ambitious and paradigm-shifting ideas.

Lived Experience Research Grant: Recognising the profound value of personal recovery journeys, this grant goes beyond mental health and is open to researchers from any discipline (e.g., last year’s successful recipient’sfield of research was in architecture). What makes this grant unique is its emphasis on the researcher’s willingnessto openly share their lived experience to address prejudice and discrimination in academia. The focus of this research does not have to be on mental health, but the researcher must be open about their lived experience. Ember is committed to providing guidance on the safe and appropriate sharing of Lived Experience to the successful grant recipient(s).

These grants reflect our dedication to supporting a broad spectrum of research that contributes to understanding mental health and wellbeing, fostering innovation, and leveraging personal experiences to create meaningfulimpact. We invite researchers who share our vision to apply.


Candidates must have a desire to publish research

Download an application form here