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Research Awards

For Service, Program, Research, Outstanding Contribution Awards submissions

There is no entry fee applicable.

Mental health research is essential to the development of effective and informed strategies to improve the lives of those living with mental health problems. In 2018, TheMHS will be recognising the great work that researchers are doing by awarding the following research awards:


TheMHS Awards for Early Career Research in Mental Health 

Launched in 2015, there are three TheMHS Awards for Early Career Research in Mental Health (ECR Awards) which will be defined by:


Best Practice


These awards are intended for early career researchers (ECRs) whose work is beginning to make a significant impact in mental health research.

The winners are expected to present their award winning research at a special symposium at TheMHS Conference 28 August - 31 August 2018 in Adelaide, Australia


The Tom Trauer Evaluation and Research Award

Celebrating excellence in research and evaluation

Launched in 2014, this award recognises an Australian or New Zealand person or research team for excellence in their work in research or evaluation of mental health services and programs. 

The award celebrates Tom’s substantial and generous contributions to mental health services research over many years. The award has been inaugurated by TheMHS in order to encourage and recognise excellence in research related to mental health services and programs.