CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018

For the second time The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health. Registration opens January 3rd.

Background

Mental health problems in children and adolescents make up a considerable part of today’s global disease burden but funding for research addressing these problems is sparse compared to most somatic illnesses. For a variety of reasons a significant part of today’s health research is wasted and the Kavli Trust is committed to limiting research waste by anchoring research funding in established and prioritized evidence gaps (as documented in updated systematic reviews).

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The Evidence Gaps

The evidence gaps were selected in three steps

  1. The Kavli Trust Strategic Scientific Committee identified evidence gaps by searching for systematic reviews in selected databases
  2. The Kavli Trust User Panel provided their prioritization of the evidence gaps
  3. The Kavli Trust Board decide on how many of the top ranked evidence gaps to include in the call.

Potential applicants are advised to read the systematic reviews carefully for more information on the research needs. Read more about the evidence gaps in this document.

The 11 evidence gaps

What is the effect…

  1. …and the cost effectiveness of digital health interventions for children and adolescents with mental health problems?*
  2. …of feedback-informed measures on treatment effectiveness in children and adolescents?*
  3. …of interventions for refugee and asylum seeking children?*
  4. … of parenting programme interventions targeting mental health in adolescents in diverse ethnocultural communities?
  5. … of school-based, resilience-focused interventions on mental health problems in children and adolescents?
  6. … of school based interventions for preventing self harm and suicide attempts?*
  7. … of group cognitive behavioral therapy interventions in adolescents with depression?
  8. … of psychological therapy versus antidepressants or combinations of the two treatments?*
  9. … of interventions for children who have experienced violence in close relationships?*
  10. … of psychosocial interventions for school refusal?*
  11. … of school-based prevention programs for depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents?

*) Evidence gaps that were part of the 2017 Call



Application Process

The application process will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: Pre-proposals
Eligible applicants submit short pre-proposals (appr. 6.000 characters)
All pre-proposals will be screened by the administrative scientific staff and 40 will be forwarded to the Kavli Trust Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for peer review.

The Kavli Trust Scientific Review Committee will review the pre-proposals by the following five criteria:
– Relevance and expected impact
– Scientific quality
– Feasibility
– Principal investigator/Research environment
– Leadership

Stage 2: Full proposals
Appr. 10 applicants will be invited to submit full proposals that will go through a final review by the same committee.

Dates and Deadlines

Launch of pre-proposal form: January 3rd / 12:00 CET
Pre-proposal deadline: February 28th / 23:59 CET
Invitation to final round: May 18th / 12:00 CET
Full proposal deadline: August 1st 20th / 23:59 CET
Final decision: TBA, probably late September 2018

Eligibility
To be eligible for funding, the projects must meet all the following criteria:

  1. The project must address one or more of the 11 selected evidence gaps
  2. The proposal and the attachments have to be written in English
  3. The research project has to originate from universities, academic institutions or research institutions or institutes in Norway, Sweden, Finland or United Kingdom
  4. The formal applicant has to be an institution (host institution)
  5. The pre-proposal must be submitted by the principal investigator who must have formal affiliation to the host institution
  6. The project can not apply for less than NOK 3 M or more than NOK 12.5 M in total for the project period
  7. Funding from the Kavli Trust cannot be used for overhead and/or other expenses not directly related to the project
  8. The host institution must provide considerable in-kind contribution. In the full proposal a commitment letter, describing the nature and level of its contribution to the project must be attached
  9. The full proposal must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement signed by the heads of all collaborating institutions
  10. The research project must commit to user involvement by including two named user representatives as members of the research group
  11. Publications must be in accordance with the ICMJE recommendations and unrestricted access to the published output of research is a requirement

Registration and pre-proposal form

Registration and the pre-proposal will open on January 3rd at 12.00 CET.

Registration page address: www.kavlitrust.fluidreview.com

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Systematic Reviews

1. What is the effect and the cost effectiveness of digital health interventions for children and adolescents with mental health problems?*
Systematic reviews:
Digital health interventions for children and young people with mental health problems.
Effectiveness of internet-based interventions for children, youth, and young adults with anxiety and/or depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

2. What is the effect of feedback-informed measures on treatment effectiveness in children and adolescents?*
Systematic reviews:
The application of a feedback-informed approach in psychological service with youth: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Feedback from Outcome Measures and Treatment Effectiveness, Treatment Efficiency, and Collaborative Practice: A Systematic Review.

3. What is the effect of interventions for refugee and asylum seeking children?*
Systematic review:
School and Community-Based Interventions for Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children: A Systematic Review.

4. What is the effect of parenting programme interventions targeting mental health in adolescents in diverse ethnocultural communities?
Systematic review:
Parenting for the promotion of adolescent mental health: A scoping review of programmes targeting ethnoculturally diverse families.

5. What is the effect of school-based, resilience-focused interventions on mental health problems in children and adolescents?
Systematic review:
Systematic Review of Universal Resilience-Focused Interventions Targeting Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the School Setting.

6. What is the effect of school based interventions for preventing self harm and suicide attempts?*
Systematic review:
School based programs to prevent self-harm including suicide attempts. A systematic review.

7. What is the effect of group cognitive behavioral therapy interventions in adolescents with depression?
Systematic review:
Effectiveness of group CBT in treating adolescents with depression symptoms: a critical review.

8. What is the effect of psychological therapy versus antidepressants or combinations of the two treatments?*
Systematic reviews:
Psychological therapies versus antidepressant medication, alone and in combination for depression in children and adolescents.
Effekter av psykologisk terapi sammenlignet med antidepressive medikamenter alene eller i kombinasjon med psykologisk terapi for barn og unge med depresjon eller depresjonssymptomer: en systematisk oversikt.

9. What is the effect of interventions for children who have experienced violence in close relationships?*
Systematic review:
The effect of interventions for children who have experienced violence in close relationships: an overview of reviews.

10. What is the effect of psychosocial interventions for school refusal?*
Systematic reviews:
Psychosocial interventions for school refusal with primary and secondary students: A systematic review.

11. What is the effect of school-based prevention programs for depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents?
Systematic reviews:
School-based depression and anxiety prevention programs for young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis.