Brain Canada is pleased to be partnering with Bell Let’s Talk to launch the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program, a new funding opportunity to support novel and transformative research that will accelerate the integration of emerging scientific knowledge into developing and improving mental health care. The ultimate goal is the development of innovative solutions to ensure effective, sustainable, and accessible mental health care for all Canadians.

The Bell Let’s Talk- Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program will award grants of up to $950,000 each, over three years, to four Canadian research teams. Interested teams are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by March 16, 2021. Following peer review, selected teams will be invited to proceed to the Full Application stage. The deadline for Full Applications is July 6, 2021.

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. Brain Canada and Bell Let’s Talk are committed to excellence through equity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities.

The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is March 16, 2021 (16:00 EST).

Please refer to the Request for Applications for additional details.