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Helping Hands Grants Program

Grants to USA Medical Schools for
Student-Led Mental Health Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF)

Deadline Date:

05/31/21 11:59 PM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA medical schools for projects addressing substance abuse and mental health disorders. Funding is intended to support community programs initiated and led by medical students with a particular focus on disadvantaged minority populations. Activities may be conducted in partnership with community agencies, or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.

Since 2005, The Helping Hands Grants Program has helped psychiatry students meet these needs in their own communities. The program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on under-served populations; raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest among medical students in the psychiatric field and working in under-served communities. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities, and must be supervised by at least one psychiatrist.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180999

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Helping Hands Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The next program year runs from September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022. Funds must be expended within this time frame. Unused funds must be returned to the Foundation. If required, grant extensions should be requested prior to the end of the grant year in August 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants.
Projects must be supervised by at least one psychiatrist.

Pre-Application Information:

Awards Process:
- Applications for 2021 grants must be submitted by May 31, 2021 until 11:59 PM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time).
- Award decisions will be announced in mid-August, with grant funding available beginning September 1 (or upon receipt of a signed grant contract).
- Grant checks will be mailed upon receipt of the signed contract.

If applicant's institution requires review and approval by the Grants and Contract Office, please allow sufficient time for this to occur prior to submission of the application.

For application information: https://apafdn.org/impact/community/helping-hands-grants/application

FAQs: https://apafdn.org/impact/community/helping-hands-grants/faqs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://apply.psychiatry.org/

Please submit one original copy of a completed application packet by mail or by email as a PDF.

Lilia Coffin, Program Coordinator
lcoffin@psych.org
202-559-3888

American Psychiatric Association Foundation
800 Maine Avenue, S.W., Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia 20024

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