Apply for Mental Health First Aid USA Doctoral Student Grants

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is proud to announce applications are open for the 2022 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA Doctoral Student Grants. These grants represent a commitment by the National Council to grow the research behind and evaluation of all MHFA programs. Each year, the grant provides a one-time award of $5,000 to four outstanding full-time doctoral students who demonstrate significant potential as researchers in their fields of study and who are interested in evaluating the outcomes of MHFA trainings in the U.S.

The application for this year’s grants is due May 27, 2022. If you know a student who might be interested in this opportunity, please pass this message along. 

Learn More about the MHFA Doctoral Student Grants:

MHFA is an evidence-based training course that teaches participants to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges and crises. Participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use challenges, strategies for helping someone in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The program is built on a strong foundation of international research. The National Council has trained more than 2.7 million people nationwide, in all 50 states and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam.

Qualified grant applicants will:

  • Be full-time doctoral student pursuing a degree in psychology, public health, or related field of study.
  • Have previous evaluation experience and demonstrated ability to document findings through publications and/or presentations.
  • Have documented experience with MHFA (e.g., as an MHFA Instructor or Coordinator) and/or strong interest in MHFA.

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