Making a difference in Ontario

The Ontario Mental Health Foundation is the preeminent source of support for mental health research in Ontario. For over forty years the Foundation has provided support to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s efforts to provide high quality and effective services for Ontarians with mild to complex mental illness by providing support to Ontario-based researchers in their efforts to understand the causes of mental illness and develop evidence-based interventions for maintaining mental health.

Click here for brief descriptions of the projects funded by the Foundation.


Mission and Objectives of the Foundation

The Foundation aims to promote the mental health of people living in Ontario. We have been funding innovative mental health research since 1967.

Learn about our principal mandates


Donate to OMHF and help make a difference in mental health research

Your donation will help fund excellent mental health research in Ontario on important topics such as factors causing disorders or promoting mental health, during any period of the life-span.

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Am I eligible?

Review the application guidelines

All applications are reviewed for scientific merit and relevance to the objectives of the Foundation


Application Guidelines

The Board of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation is pleased to be able to reinstitute the Intermediate Research Fellowship (now called Mid-Career Research Fellowship) and the Research Training Fellowship following a four-year suspension of those awards. This step represents the re- commitment of the Board to the support of the professional development of mental health researchers in Ontario.  

The Board has also increased the value of the Studentship from $16,000 to $25,000 and the value of the Intermediate Research Fellowship from $35,000 per year to $40,000. Additionally, the Board has increased the travel award for all eligible fellowships to $1,000 per year.  


Application Deadlines for the Year 2015 Competitions: application material will not be accepted after the deadlines.

Application forms and guidelines for all of the Foundation's competitions will available online and can be downloaded for you to complete.

Si vous préférez présenter votre demande en français, la fondation est heureuse de vous aviser que vous pouvez obtenir les versions françaises des subventions pour les projets de recherche ainsi que des bourses de recherche et des bourses d'études. Veuillez adresser toutes demandes à la fondation.