Mental Health Research Grants for Tenure-Track Assistant Professors
How was the Hogg Foundation grant helpful to your work?
“This grant truly has been a crucial springboard for my career. . . It has enabled me to stay on the career course I planned and use my training to help patients with mental illnesses despite current national funding limitations.”
“This award was extremely helpful. It helped provide very valuable pilot data on depression that has been combined with other data for multiple publications and grants received.”
“Amazing! It has opened up a whole new area of inquiry for me in children's mental health . . . stretching my scholarship in a new, important direction.”
The Hogg Foundation launched the Mental Health Research Grants for Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in 2009 to increase the pool of junior faculty conducting quality mental health research and to encourage the sharing of research findings with other researchers, policy makers and service providers through presentations at state and national conference.
In 2013 the foundation conducted an evaluation of the grant program in order to identify successes and ongoing challenges. 43 grant awardees who received funding from 2009 to 2012 were surveyed, of whom 29 responded. The survey findings appear to confirm the foundation's initial optimism about this grant program, and indicate a number of promising trends:
- Persisting in academia. Out of the 29 respondents, 10 reported having received tenure since the awarding of their Hogg grant, and another five shared that their materials were under review.
- Publication and dissemination of research findings. Nine respondents reported having 16 manuscripts based on their foundation-funded projects that were either published, in press or accepted for publication. A large majority of respondents reported having presented at a state or national conference.
- Leveraging of grant funds. Thirty-eight percent of awardees reported leveraging their Hogg grants to obtain other funding, thus furthering the impact of this grant program.
The summary report of this evaluation is now available.
We have developed a list of academic publications resulting from research being funded by the Hogg Foundation.
At the Hogg Blog, read about the ground-breaking mental health research being done by two Mental Health Research grantees, Dr. Christine Lynn Norton and Dr. Sarah Narendorf.