Institute for Mental Health Research:
Funding mental health research in Arizona since 2001

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IMHR Prize

The IMHR Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health Research is our newest way to reward outstanding achievements in the science of mental health! Application due dates and awards dinner and gala scheduling will be announced soon! Visit our page to learn more!

Focus on Mental Health: IMHR’s Event Series

IMHR presents a series of talks about mental health from some of the best and brightest researchers, doctors, and scientists! Check out our events page to learn more about upcoming talks!

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IMHR’s Research Grant Cycles

As always, our primary focus and mission is to fund research in mental health, so keep your eyes peeled for more information on our upcoming grant cycles!


the Institute for Mental Health Research
Investing in mental health research

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) provides critical seed funding for research in the field of mental health. IMHR provides creative investigators and research teams the initial funding they require to explore the complex mechanisms that underlie the psychological and neurobiological processes of mental disorders. The goal of IMHR’s efforts is to further understand the nature of mental disorders, their effect on the individual and their family, and to develop effective treatments to ameliorate them.

  • $2 million dollars

  • $17 million

  • Follow-up research support from federal and foundation sources has brought $10.64 for every dollars that IMHR has invested in seed projects

  • A total of 49 research scientists have received seed support since 2001


Meet our executive committee members

Mitzi Krockover

Board President
Director, Health Futures Council Arizona State University

Keith Crnic, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Previous Chair of the ASU Department of Psychology & Clinical Developmental Psychologist and Researcher

Michael F. Meyer

Executive Committee Member
Meyer Consulting Founder and President & Founder of the Institute for Mental Health Research

Mark Landy, CPA

Executive Committee Member

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