Seeding Grants


The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) invited organisations to submit an Expression of Interest for the latest CMHDARN Research Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Seeding 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 demonstrated that they worked across both areas.

EOIs closed on COB MONDAY 9 July 2018. A panel has been formed to review applications and will be informing successful recipients by Friday 10 August 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.