“I can’t adequately express my appreciation to the Foundation of Hope for their role in educating the public about the ravages of mental illness and for their steadfast and critical support of psychiatric research.”
—David Rubinow, M.D., Assad Meymandi Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Since 1984, The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness has awarded 140 scientific research grants totaling almost $5.7 million; subsequently, these funds have leveraged an additional $155 million from the National Institute of Health and other federal agencies.
The Foundation of Hope funds scientists whose projects explore the biological, neurological, and genetic bases of mental illness, and which forge paths to improved diagnosis and treatment. Researchers who apply for funding do so with projects that shed light on the causes of, treatments for, and even potential cures for, mental illness.
Our model of funding and leveraging of dollars has enormously expanded the reach and efficacy of research that would otherwise escape notice. And in so doing, we’ve helped to pave the way for innovative treatment that has and will continue to change the course of an innumerable amount of lives.
The categories below describe broad areas of study; some projects may encapsulate several mental illnesses, and this list represents only a cross-section of the most recent projects we’ve funded.