Psych yourself up for new research funding competition

June 30, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Mental health research is at a crossroads. Despite billions of dollars dedicated to depression and bipolar disorder research, rates of mental health across the U.S. have continued to soar for decades. The time to innovate is now. 

The Psych Tank Funding Competition aims to uplift voices of U-M researchers who aren’t afraid to think outside the box, explore new methods and collaborate across disciplines. Through impactful funding, this event seeks to validate innovative, groundbreaking ideas that will meaningfully accelerate the field of depression and bipolar disorder research. 

Research team will present their ideas in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Participants with the winning idea will walk away with the funding to jumpstart their novel research program, and in turn positively impact our field and mental health outcomes across our communities. 

The event — hosted by the Eisenberg Family Depression Center — will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Kahn Auditorium in BSRB.

Recently, two members of the Depression Center stopped by The Wrap employee podcast to discuss the innovative event and why it is so important. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below.

Click here for more information on the event and how to apply.

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