The Institute for Mental Health Research promotes psychological health and well-being throughout the lifespan, from childhood to late life through research and education. On a yearly cycle, the Institute seeks to fund pilot studies on mental disorders and mental health. IMHR grants are designed as seed money and are intended to fuel new scientific research by attracting outside grant and commercial investment to Arizona's scientists and research centers.  Cutting-edge scientific research across Arizona has been funded by the Institute.


IMHR has funded research at the following institutions:

Arizona State University
Banner Health
Barrow Neurological Institute
Carl T. Hayden Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Mayo Clinic - Phoenix
Northern Arizona University
Sun Health Research Institute
University of Arizona



IMHR currently funds research in the following areas:

Research in Childhood

Developmental Experiences of Life

Abnormal Experiences of Life

Late Life Research