Call for Applications: Innovation Challenge 2021: Child and Youth Mental health

Applications are invited for the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund Innovation Challenge 2021:

Child and Youth Mental Health (the Challenge)

The Challenge seeks to stimulate innovation, and the development and delivery of a solution to a significant unmet need identified by the Challenge ‘winner’ in the area of child and youth (0 – 24 years) mental health in Western Australia. Funding will be provided on a competitive basis to innovation proposals which demonstrate potential to develop and implement novel (new) processes, products and/or services relevant to this area. The proposed solution must result in transformative/disruptive change.

The Challenge will be open to legally constituted entities that may be based in Western Australia, Australia or internationally.

Up to 10 applicants may each be awarded up to $50,000 to undertake feasibility studies and/or build prototypes around their proposed solution to the problem that they have identified.  Following this, one proposed solution (the ‘winner’ of the Challenge), will be awarded up to $1.5 million to fully develop and implement the solution in Western Australia. The Challenge is funded by the FHRI Fund.

The application period closes 1:00pm (AWST), Tuesday 1 February 2022.

The Guidelines and Conditions and Application Form can be accessed from the FHRI Fund website.

For further information please email the Research and Innovation Office, Department of Health via

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