Monash Health-Southern Synergy Research Seeding Grants 2021 - Now Open

Monash Health through Southern Synergy supports new research in mental health through the provision of Mental Health Research Seeding Grants, intended to encourage new mental health research and new researchers in small-scale projects including preparatory work towards applications for external funding.

Two to five small grants are available ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Personnel employed in any mental health service within Monash Health are eligible to apply. This year, applicants are required to provide an account of how the proposal is aligned with one or more recommendations of the final report of The Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System (

Successful grants are mentored through the project with regular contact and monitoring of milestones by a senior researcher from Southern Synergy.

Applications for 2021 grant round close at 5pm on Friday 1 October 2021 with successful projects commencing from 1 January 2022.

Seeding Grant 2021 Application Form

Monash Health Research Seeding Grants awarded 2020

Moments of Truth (Consumer and Family/Carer Service) – Mr Tom Pickup (PI), Ms Kirsty Rose

Experience of Trans-cultural psychiatry at ELMHS (Early in Life Mental Health Service) – Dr Soumya Basu (PI), Dr Anton Isaacs, Ms Melinda Hewitson, Ms Catlin List, Dr Rebecca Seward

Gardening Therapy, Cultivating Recovery (Aged Persons Mental Health Unit) -Mrs Sindu Marottickal (PI), Ms Georgia Jones

First Presentation of psychotic symptoms vs substance use (Young Persons Mental Health Service) - Dr. Shekhar Srinivasan (PI), Dr Umesh Babu, Dr Bharat Saluja, Dr David Jacka, Dr Sujit Sharma