The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need.

 

 

About the programme

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is specially designed to ensure that the funds go to research that will make a difference and be useful for patiens, carers and health workers.

Before each annual call for proposals, new evidence gaps within child and adolescent mental health are identified through a thorough process, involving both professionals and users.

For applicants: Frequently asked questions

Read more: The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research: Background and method

In 2017-2025 the programme will be funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health, with a total budget of up to NOK 215 million.

Call for proposals 2024

Call for proposal 2023 (closed)
Call for proposal 2022 (closed)
Call for proposal 2021 (closed)
Call for proposal 2020 (closed)
Call for proposal 2019 (closed)
Call for proposal 2018 (closed)
Call for proposal 2017 (closed)


Administrative staff

The staff designed the programme. They screen all applications before sending them through to review and they provide support for the scientific committees.


Jan-Ole Hesselberg
| Programme Manager
joh@kavlifondet.no | +47 900 71 673


Lisa Nome | Programme Adviser
lisa.nome@kavlifondet.no| +47 906 68 656


The Strategic Scientific Committee

The committee searches for evidence gaps in high quality scientific databases. The identified evidence gaps are formulated as research questions.


Arild Bjørndal
| Chair
Bjørndal is Associate Director at Center for Evidence and Implementation and professor at the University of Oslo. He is the former CEO of RBUP and former board chair of the Campbell Collaboration.


Johan Siqveland | Member
Siqveland is a senior advisor at Akershus University Hospital. He is a psychologist and researcher, and previously a senior advisor at the section of Health Economics and Drugs Unit at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.


Karianne Hammerstrøm Nilsen | Member
Hammerstrøm is a senior advisor at RBUP and the former head of the section of welfare services at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. She is senior advisor/editor-in-chief for the Intervention Handbook.

Scientific Review Committee

The committee reviews the pre-proposals and full-proposals.


Katrina Witt
NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow at Orygen and The University of Melbourne. Co-chair of a Special Interest Group for the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Senior Methods Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration.


Ole Jakob Storebø
Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. Editor at the Cochrane Collaboration and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology.


Patty Leiten
Assistant Professor and Director PhD Education at Research Institute for Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam.


Brandy Maynard

Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University and Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration’s Social Welfare Coordinating Group.


Russell Viner

CBE (Commander) Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in the UK. Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Great Ormond St. Institute of Child Health in London and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Education in England. President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2018-2021.


The User Panel

The Kavli Trust user panel consists of approximately 200 registered users, including patients, carers and healthcare professionals within children and adolescents mental health. They provide a ranking of the identified research questions. It serves as a recommendation when the Kavli Trust Board decides on which research questions that should be prioritized and included in the call.

More about this project

  • NOK 9 million to study on prevention strategies for children of parents with mental illness

    May 23, 2024

    The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research has awarded NOK 9 million to Psykiatri Skåne, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and their IRMA study. The study will delve into the experiences of children with parents dealing with mental illness, to identify preventative strategies to mitigate the risk of these children facing similar issues in the future.

  • Call for proposals 2024

    December 08, 2023

    The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research will allocate up to a total of NOK 20 million (£1.46) to collaborative research projects that aim to address selected evidence gaps within child and adolescent mental health in 2024.

  • What research in child and adolescent mental health should Kavli Trust fund? Have your say!

    November 20, 2023

    Are you a patient, a carer or a health professional involved with the child and adolescent mental health services? If so, you can take part in deciding which research projects should receive funding from Kavli Trust’s Programme on Health Research in 2024.

  • Shortlist for focused research funding

    December 12, 2017

    Ten chosen candidates are now being given the chance to submit a more comprehensive application for funds from the Kavli Trust to study mental health issues affecting children and young people.

  • Reducing avoidable waste in health research

    October 13, 2017

    If you have NOK 75 million to spend on health research, how should you design grant giving process?

  • 31 pre-proposals submitted

    October 13, 2017

    Through the Programme on Health Research the Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of EUR 2,6 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health.

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017

    June 28, 2017

    The Kavli Trust 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 July 5th.

  • Funding for research on mental health (Eng)

    May 22, 2017

    The Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.