Would you be interested in applying for up to £200,000 for your OCD research project?

Posted on: February 8th, 2022

Our 2022 call for proposals is open!

We are launching our 2022 call for proposals seeking hard-to-fund projects that nevertheless have great potential to make a major impact for OCD.

The total budget size for the winning project will be £150,000 + a possible extra £50,000 if our fundraising campaign is successful. This is because we already have £150,000 secured from donors, while the remaining £50,000 will be raised through an international crowdfunding campaign. So you will need to apply for £200,000 maximum.

Our independent Scientific Advisory Board will judge projects according to the following criteria and questions:

1. Scientific validity: how strong is the science?
2. Clinical opportunity: does the project have potential to get a treatment for OCD rapidly into the clinic?
3. Team track record: how credible is the team implementing the project?
4. Crowdfundability: is the project suitable for crowdfunding?

In 2020 we ran our first call for proposals and our scientific panel chose the psilocybin research project as the winner. (https://www.orchardocd.org/research/calls-for- proposals/). We then ran a successful crowdfunding campaign that was matched by one of our donors. 

Please submit an application no more than three pages long, with the following sections:

  1. Summary of the project
  2. Key objectives
  3. Challenges and how they will be overcome
  4. The project team
  5. Timeline
  6. Budget breakdown

Please email your submissions (three pages max) to research@orchardocd.org.

The deadline for applications is Saturday 30th April at 5pm GMT.

Below please find more information on our 2022 call for proposals.

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