Seeding Grants

NEW Seeding Grants – Applications now open

SEEDING GRANTS 2018/2019 – Round 3

CMHDARN Network Members are invited to submit an application for the CMHDARN Research Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Seeding Grants program.

The Seeding Grants provide an opportunity for organisations to initiate a research project that will contribute to the understanding, knowledge and implementation of experience and outcome measures across mental health and alcohol and other drugs services.
Two $9,000 grants are available.

The research project should address the topic of how knowledge is gathered and translated from experience and outcome measures into practice. Potential projects looking at; how we determine which measures tell us what we need to know; what approaches utilise client experience most effectively; how we address questions of bias in gathering information; how we translate findings into practice; and how we embed reflective practice in service delivery, will be considered.

CMHDARN encourages applications from early career and/or consumer/client and carer lived experience researchers working across the mental health and AOD fields. Applicants must be either MHCC or NADA members.

For further information, please review the Guidelines for Applicants or contact Jo Penhallurick, CMHDARN Coordinator at info@cmhdaresearchnetwork.com.au

Applications close: COB 15 of May, 2019

Click here for the Application Form

Please note: successful applicants will be announced at the CMHDARN Symposium and confirmed in writing by the June 6, 2019.

Previous rounds

2018/2019 – Round 2

Organisations were invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the CMHDARN Research Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Seeding Grants. These grants provided the opportunity for organisations to conduct a research project that can contribute to an understanding of best practice in relation to any aspect of service delivery across the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors. There were three grants available at $9,000 each.

In order to apply for these research grants, applicants were asked to propose a partnership between two organisations, one being a NADA member and another a MHCC member; with one organisation taking the lead in terms of the application and managing the grant. Alternatively, the Applicant could be a member of both NADA and MHCC and demonstrate that they work across both areas.

CMHDARN is pleased to announce the two successful recipients of the second round of Seeding Grants Program for 2018-19. The projects both investigate the coexisting mental health and substance use issues for the diverse group of clients that access their services and well represent the aims of the Network. For more information click here.

2018/2019 – Round 1

The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) invited organisations to submit an Expression of Interest for the 1st round of CMHDARN Research Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Seeding Grants for 2018-19. Applicants were asked to propose a partnership between two organisations, one being a NADA member and another a MHCC member; with one organisation taking the lead in terms of the application and managing the grant. Alternatively, the Applicant could be a member of both NADA and MHCC and demonstrated that they worked across both areas.

CMHDARN is pleased to announce the successful recipient of the first seeding grant to be made available in 2018-19 as Positive Life NSW (lead agency) together with the NSW HIV Supported Accommodation Program (ADAHPS). Their project seeks to investigate independent living among people with HIV where alcohol or other drug use and moderate to severe mental illness are present. The purpose of this study is to identify lived experience and competencies that enable navigation and stability in housing circumstances. CMHDARN will report on the progress of this project in the near future. We congratulate these two agencies and wish them all the best as they commence their research.  

 

2017/2018

Member organisations from the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA) were invited to apply for the 2017/18 CMHDARN Research Seeding Grants. CMHDARN awarded seeding grants to nine organisations. In their final reports and a recent presentation snapshot of the projects, (which was part of a CMHDARN Symposium program) seeding grant recipients reported that access to grants enabled them to: build their organisation’s research capacity; involve consumers in a co-design and development and evaluation research process; and, conceptualise and promote research into practice in a meaningful way. Most recipients demonstrated that they had identified and collaborated with research partners to assist them with their projects.

An evaluation report of the 2017-18 CMHDARN Research Seeding Grants is available here.