Call for Proposals 2018: The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research

Deadline: 28 February 2018

The Kavli Trust is seeking proposals for its Health Research Programme that will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health.

Mental health problems in children and adolescents make up a considerable part of today’s global disease burden but funding for research addressing these problems is sparse compared to most somatic illnesses. For a variety of reasons a significant part of today’s health research is wasted and the Kavli Trust is committed to limiting research waste by anchoring research funding in established and prioritized evidence gaps.

The Evidence Gaps

The evidence gaps were selected in three steps

  • The Kavli Trust Strategic Scientific Committee identified evidence gaps by searching for systematic reviews in selected databases
  • The Kavli Trust User Panel provided their prioritization of the evidence gaps
  • The Kavli Trust Board decide on how many of the top ranked evidence gaps to include in the call.

The 11 Evidence Gaps

What is the effect:

  • and the cost effectiveness of digital health interventions for children and adolescents with mental health problems?
  • of feedback-informed measures on treatment effectiveness in children and adolescents?
  • of interventions for refugee and asylum seeking children?
  • of parenting programme interventions targeting mental health in adolescents in diverse ethnocultural communities?
  • of school-based, resilience-focused interventions on mental health problems in children and adolescents?
  • of school based interventions for preventing self harm and suicide attempts?
  • of group cognitive behavioral therapy interventions in adolescents with depression?
  • of psychological therapy versus antidepressants or combinations of the two treatments?
  • of interventions for children who have experienced violence in close relationships?
  • of psychosocial interventions for school refusal?
  • of school-based prevention programs for depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents?

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, the projects must meet all the following criteria:

  • The project must address one or more of the 11 selected evidence gaps
  • The proposal and the attachments have to be written in English
  • The research project has to originate from universities, academic institutions or research institutions or institutes in Norway, Sweden, Finland or United Kingdom
  • The formal applicant has to be an institution (host institution)
  • The pre-proposal must be submitted by the principal investigator who must have formal affiliation to the host institution
  • The project can not apply for less than NOK 3 M or more than NOK 12.5 M in total for the project period
  • Funding from the Kavli Trust cannot be used for overhead and/or other expenses not directly related to the project
  • The host institution must provide considerable in-kind contribution. In the full proposal a commitment letter, describing the nature and level of its contribution to the project must be attached
  • The full proposal must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement signed by the heads of all collaborating institutions
  • The research project must commit to user involvement by including two named user representatives as members of the research group
  • Publications must be in accordance with the ICMJE recommendations and unrestricted access to the published output of research is a requirement

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland or United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Kavli Trust.

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