Announcing the Stimulus Grants Initiative and Call for Applications



Dear Faculty, Trainees and Residents,

I am pleased to announce that the UBC Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the UBC Institute of Mental Health (UBC IMH) and BC Children’s Hospital, has launched the Stimulus Grants Initiative, which aims to increase research capacity and support for clinicians at any stage and for junior academics who wish to undertake:

(a) Small, self-contained studies without other funding

(b) Pilot studies towards the pursuit of more comprehensive initiatives and/or grant applications

The Stimulus Grant Initiative comprises three streams: The Stimulus-Clinician Grant, the Stimulus-Junior Academic Grant, and the Stimulus-Child & Youth Mental Health Grant.

Applications to each stream will be assessed separately based on criteria that embrace equity, diversity and inclusion, in addition to scientific merit. The Stimulus-Child & Youth Mental Health Grant is sponsored by the BC Children’s Hospital Chair in Pediatric Mental Health, and proposed projects should focus on topics relevant for child and youth mental health.

For those of you who are interested in learning more about the Stimulus Grants, your eligibility to apply, and other important considerations, I will be hosting a Zoom Information Session on Wednesday August 10 at 11:00am. Please feel free to join in on this date at the meeting link below:

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 485 566 3023

Meeting Passcode: 759801

If you are unable attend the Information Session, you can find further details about the Stimulus Grants, including application and proposal forms with instructions, on the UBC Psychiatry website at:

Please note that principal applicants must submit their complete application packages to Margaret Koshi at by the deadline of October 1, 2022 (5:00pm PST). Should you have any specific questions about the Stimulus Grants, please feel free to contact me at


Dr. Sophia Frangou, MD, PhD, FRCPsych
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health
University of British Columbia