The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research
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Memorial Deadline: Friday 9th, July 2021
External Deadline: Thursday 15th, July 2021
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research was established in 2015, and is awarded annually to recognize and support outstanding Canadian research scientists with a focus in the area of mental health.
This annual national Prize provides funding to exceptional researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical research institution in the field of mental health and who are 45 years of age or younger, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests in Canada. It recognizes those with a demonstrated track record in research with excellence in scientific rigor, innovative thinking, imagination and originality and a clear ability to work in partnership with other disciplines and/or research teams external to the institution with which they are affiliated.
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is funded by a generous donation from the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation, building upon the wishes of its founders, Mr. Vaclav Mach and Dr. Hanni Gaensslen, to support mental health research. The award of $100,000 is available annually to one person or a research team of up to three persons per competition. The Prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient(s) will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work. If no appropriate candidate is found, the Prize will be deferred for one year.
Candidates shall be outstanding researchers who are 45 years of age or younger at the deadline date, are Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status in Canada and are currently residing in Canada or are residing abroad but are committed to return to Canada within six months from the date of the Prize In addition Candidates shall be affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical research institution. Please refer to the Prize Guidelines for full eligibility requirements and additional application details.
The deadline for this years competition is July 15, 2021 ( 11:59 am EST)
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