Fostering Collaboration in Mental Health Research Funding
The International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders is a collaborative of the largest and most innovative mental health research funders from around the world. It provides a strategic forum to its members to shape the global mental health research funding agenda and strives to increase impact from research investments. One of the major goals of the Alliance is to foster collaboration. In particular, it is well positioned to promote greater knowledge exchange within the sector and to help identify priority areas for targeted research funding schemes.
The Alliance was started in 2009 under the name of SOS (Science of Science) Mental Health to study how to increase the impact of mental health research funding. The initiative was a collaborative of four mental health research funders with administrative responsibilities carried out by the Graham Boeckh Foundation. Since then, the Alliance membership has grown substantially to a diverse group of member organizations from around the world with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the mental health sector, health research funding, research policy and health innovations.
The Alliance is grateful for generous financial support from: