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New research funding opportunities to enhance knowledge and research capacity for Veterans and Families

The Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families announces new funding opportunities for mental health research

The Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families is introducing new research funding opportunities in three critical areas, designed to enhance understanding and support the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their Families.

This initiative aligns with our continuing commitment to expand knowledge and boost research capabilities in the field of mental health by working directly with the community to identify areas of particular interest and opportunity.

The funding program, led by the Research Partnerships team, contributes to a key objective of the organizational strategic plan, which involves building trusted relationships and fostering collaborations with researchers, as well as Veteran and Family groups across Canada. The goal is to consistently explore and advance research questions related to health and well-being, rethinking trauma and traumatic stress, while incorporating the experiences of minorities within military and Veteran communities.

Our aim is to provide equitable, transparent and competitive funding opportunities while expanding our understanding of the diverse topics related to the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their Families. This program of funding underscores our commitment to encouraging innovation and collaboration within the research community.

Applicants seeking funding through the program will need to demonstrate how their project aligns with the Atlas Institute’s overarching mission. Particular attention will be given to the potential positive impact on Veteran and Family communities and the active participation of individuals with lived and living experiences throughout the research process.

The Atlas Institute will accept proposals via a request for proposal (RFP) process, which launched today, August 8, 2023, with three announced, including a joint funding opportunity with Mental Health Research Canada.

For more information and inquiries about the funding program, contact the Research Partnerships team at