American Psychiatric Association Foundation: Helping Hands GrantsDeadline: May 31, 2019
The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects, particularly in under-served minority communities. Funded projects are created and managed by medical students and can be conducted in partnership with community agencies, or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.
The Helping Hands Grants Program helps psychiatry students meet 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.
Amount: Grants range up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants. All projects must be conducted under the supervision of medical faculty, consisting of at least one psychiatrist. A member of the faculty must be identified as the project administrator. This does not need to be the psychiatrist. Medical students who lead the program must be in their second, third, or fourth year of medical school at the time they are engaged in community service.