Inspiring hope by discovering the causes and cures of mental illness
The CAMH Discovery Fund aims to inspire hope by discovering the causes and cures of mental illness and improving outcomes for those affected, now and in the future. Created as part of an unprecedented $100-million anonymous donation—the Discovery Fund invests in people, ideas and a discovery platform, focused on:
incubating and activating the next generation of leading scientists
fostering discovery and innovation to advance our understanding of disease mechanisms; effective diagnosis and testing; and new ways to predict, prevent and recover from mental illness
enhancing the data, data platforms and analytics enabling cutting-edge research, and translating that into clinical practice
I have seen the devastating impact of mental illness on individuals and their families; I want to provide support to the next generation of researchers and scientists to pursue the research that will directly transform care..
Governance and Research Priorities
Learn more about the Steering Committee that provides strategic direction and oversight to the implementation of the Discovery Fund, as well as the Research Priorities of the fund.
The Discovery Fund invests in attracting and retaining superb research trainees and early and mid-career scientists, advancing their training and professional development as essential drivers of discovery and innovation.
The Discovery Fund supports new, promising research ideas and initiatives, encouraging collaboration across disciplines and areas of research, from the molecular, to the cellular, to the level of human experience and behaviour.
The Discovery Fund supports clinical and research data integration and analytics, leveraging large data sets to answer questions about disease trajectories, and identifying new opportunities for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery from mental illness.