Psych Tank Funding Competition: Innovation Acceleration

FOUND IN: Events, Research Event


Monday, September 19, 2022


4:00pm - 6:30pm

Location and Kahn Auditorium, BSRB


This is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual attendance options/

Join the Eisenberg Family Depression Center for the inaugural Psych Tank Funding Competition. This live idea-pitch event features University of Michigan experts presenting novel research ideas in front of a panel of judges for a chance at funding of up to $150,000. Attend the live event in person or from home and look forward to an afternoon of exciting research. Reserve Your Seat:

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 University of Michigan 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.