The Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) is pleased to announce the CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH GRANT Competition for 2022 with funds generously provided by the Children’s Health Foundation (CHF). All CHRI Scientists and Associate Scientists conducting children’s mental health research are eligible to apply for this Award. Up to three awards of $50,000 - $100,000 each for one year are available.


The following guidelines are designed to facilitate the submission of applications for the award. A successful proposal will include (most, if not all) of the following research outcomes:

  • Generation of new data that will allow CHRI Scientists and Associate Scientists to be successful in determining impact of mental health in children.
  • High potential for impacting diagnosis, therapy, or delivery of healthcare to children.
  • Potential to attract donors to CHF fund raising efforts.

Project submissions will be ranked based on the demonstration of (1) impact of research on mental health in children, (2) new and innovative research, (3) ability of the application to involve collaboration across disciplines and (4) potential to leverage these funds to secure future extramural research funds (e.g., NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR).


  1. Completed applications (application forms are available in the email sent June 22, 2022 or ask Karen for one) must be signed by the Chair of the CHRI Division of the Principal Investigator (PI).
  2. A CHRI Scientist or Associate Scientist must be the PI who will submit the cover letter. Co-PIs and collaborators from CHRI (within and other Divisions) are encouraged, but not required. Co-PIs and collaborators from the CHF Partners (Children’s Hospital and Thames Valley Children Centre), other programs at Lawson and other departments at Western are also encouraged.
  3. Budgets must not exceed $100,000 per annum.
  4. CIHR Academic format of Common CVs of the PI and Co-PI(s) are required. Collaborators are required to submit letters of collaboration describing their role(s).

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. July 29, 2022. Applications should be sent to: Christine Koustrup

Administrative Coordinator, Children’s Health Research Institute, LHSC-VH A5-103


Any questions should be directed to your respective CHRI Division Chairs.