The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA Doctoral Student Grants represent a commitment by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to grow the research behind and evaluation of all MHFA programs. Each year, the grant will provide a one-time award of $5,000 to four outstanding full-time doctoral candidates who demonstrate significant potential as researchers in their fields of study and who are interested in evaluating the outcomes of MHFA trainings in the U.S.
Once funded, doctoral grant recipients must:
The application will be posted to this page on May 21, 2021. The deadline for applying is June 18, 2021.
Interested doctoral students must apply to be considered for the grant. Successful applicants will demonstrate innovative ideas for measuring MHFA program outcomes and diverse program evaluation experience.
A committee of MHFA staff and external researchers will review all applications June 21-25, 2021. Finalist candidates will be interviewed by a panel, and the top four candidates will be awarded grants. Prior to receiving the grant funding, top candidates and their advisors must sign a memorandum of understanding committing to all requirements.