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Catalyst Grant: Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services

Opportunity NameCatalyst Grant: Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValueUp to $200,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review09-08-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-15-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-20-2022, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 09-22-2022

To address the pressing needs of underserved youth populations, and their caregivers/families, in accessing equitable mental health and substance use services through research on standards in various settings.

This funding opportunity will support projects that focus on standards or guiding principles in mental health and/or substance use health services, including in virtual delivery of care, for children, youth, and young adults (ages 0 to 25; including the perinatal period), within or across a variety of settings (see Research Areas, below). Research relevant to the workforce or providers who support children, youth, young adults, and/or their caregivers/families in these sectors is also applicable (e.g., standards relevant to training).


For full eligibility requirements, click here.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)