U-M Depression Center accepting applications for five research awards

May 8, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Depression Center is now accepting applications for five research awards, totaling up to $235,000. The center seeks applications from students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral candidates, junior investigators, assistant professors and senior investigators for a variety of awards. Anyone within the U-M community may apply.

The five awards now open for applications include:

  • The Strategic Translational Research Award (STAR): $10,000 STAR awards are available to Depression Center members who are students, residents, fellows or post-doctoral candidates, and are designed for exploring or testing research ideas.
  • The Jack L. Berman, M.D. and Barbara A. Berman, Ph.D. Depression Research Fund Award: The $25,000 Berman Research Fund award supports junior investigators seeking pilot or seed funding for innovative research projects in the area of depressive illness.
  • The Oscar Stern Award for Depression Research: Created to honor Oscar Stern’s bravery, generosity and compassion, this $50,000 award is intended to promote high impact, innovative ideas leading to strategic interventions to prevent or manage mood disorders.
  • The Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar: This $50,000 award is intended for an early career researcher from U-M at the level of assistant professor or below who demonstrates strong potential to advance understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar and related mood disorders.
  • The Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Award: The purpose of this $100,000 award is to support the early launch stages of transformational research projects designed to develop personalized, precise treatments. The goal is to generate preliminary knowledge gains to transform diagnostic and treatment processes for depressions and/or bipolar illnesses.

“We are excited to receive submissions from the next generation of mental health researchers, as well as researchers who are established in their careers,” said John F. Greden, M.D., executive director of the U-M Depression Center. “The Depression Center was created over 16 years ago with the mission of detecting depression and bipolar disorders earlier, treating them more effectively, preventing recurrences and progression, counteracting stigma and improving public policy. It is our hope that the results from these research awards will help us in achieving our goals.”

All applications are due on Tuesday, May 15. For more details about the awards and for information about how to apply, please click here.