In early 2018, CAMH announced an unprecedented — and anonymous — $100 million donation for research into mental illness. Its promise: to attract talent, support early and mid career scientists and propel transformative research toward uncovering new preventions and treatments for the millions of people living with mental illness.”
Two years on, the Discovery Fund has provided significant support to early and mid-career scientists, invested in transformative research across the entire research spectrum, and continues to build solid partnerships with patients and families throughout the process.
To date, the Fund has launched two major on-going funding competitions — a seed funding and a talent development competition — aimed at supporting its priority goals of reducing suicide rates, decreasing disability associated with mental illness and addictions, and improving psychosis prevention and outcomes. As part of the seed funding competition, 15 CAMH researchers received two-year awards of up to $200,000 each towards the critical initial start-up period of their research Here’s are what some of the supported researchers have had to say: