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What mental health research is making a difference in your field, profession, or organisation right now? The Mental Health Research Incubator wants to recognise the most impactful work in mental health research today. Nominate now for the chance to win an MHR Incubator Award of up to £1000 for the people, teams, or projects who are innovating through mental health research.

***Closing date for nominations: Friday 4 March, 5pm***


Up to £1000 in four different categories

You can nominate projects within a particular service, at a regional or national level, or methods work which is changing how mental health research is done for the better! There are four categories of award:

  • Collaborative involvement of patients and /or the public
  • Building research in underserved areas
  • Mental health innovation
  • Early impact of research


The awards are aimed at people who are contributing to mental health research and are at a relatively early career stage and anyone can nominate.

You don’t have to be associated with a university or NHS Trust to nominate or be nominated for an award. Individual nominees might be a public contributor in mental health research, an academic, or a mental health professional. If they are contributing to innovative research that’s making a difference – we want to recognise them.

Nominate now

Nominate yourself or a researcher or project that you know using our brief form:

More about the Mental Health Research Incubator

The Incubator for Mental Health Research inspires and offers practical advice to current and aspiring researchers. Whether you’re undertaking research now, are working or studying in a related field, and/or wish to use your lived experience in research – there are lots of resources to support you:

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