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Opportunity profile: Being mindful of adolescent mental health

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Three Research Councils launch the first leg of a £35-million programme

Top tips:

  • Although the Medical Research Council is leading the call, bids are expected to be multidisciplinary in nature.
  • Bids should be specific to this call; research that would be eligible for standard research council grants will not succeed.
  • Well-chosen, non-academic partners will be crucial.
  • Applicants can develop a mix of new and established research partnerships in their bids.
  • Build in a degree of flexibility to allow new ideas to be tested as they emerge from the partnership.

Launched earlier this month, the Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind programme is set to run for the next five years to explore fresh research avenues for one of the UK’s most pressing public health issues. The programme will take a multidisciplinary approach and is being supported by the MRC, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

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