|Opportunity Name||Mental Health Impact Studentships|
|Agency||Mitacs, Mental Health Research Canada, and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation|
|Duration||4 – 6 months (with potential for renewal)|
|Preliminary application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||08-15-2022|
|Preliminary application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||08-22-2022|
|Final preliminary application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||08-25-2022, by 9:00AM|
|Preliminary application due at agency (MHRC)||08-29-2022, by 11:59PM|
Stage 2 (by invitation only):
|Mitacs Accelerate application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||10-07-2022|
|Mitacs Accelerate application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||10-17-2022|
|Final Mitacs Accelerate application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||10-20-2022, by 9:00AM|
|Mitacs Accelerate application due at agency (Mitacs)||10-24-2022|
- To support the next generation of mental health researchers and to ensure that Masters', PhD and college students are actively engaged in innovative, useful and relevant mental health research.
- To narrow the gap between research and its impact on end-users.
- To strengthen relationships between community mental health service providers and academia through collaboration and knowledge sharing.
- To contribute to the development of a more accessible and impactful mental health system in Canada.
Students will share their time between academic institutions and community service providers, tying together their research with the end-users to ensure the project is tailored to and appropriate for that community’s needs and people with lived experience.
All projects must have clear potential for impact to the studied population, and therefore must partner with a community service provider and integrate the insights of people with lived experience into each stage of their project.
Eligible students must be:
- A Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident;
- Enrolled in a Masters, College or PhD program at an accredited Canadian University or College with a background in psychology or related field;
- Seeking to conduct a mental health research project in collaboration with both an academic supervisor and an eligible community partner (see call for proposals).
- Preference will be given to projects addressing the unique needs of diverse and/or vulnerable populations in Canada
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Mitacs Business Development Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies)
Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)