Programme on health research (Eng)

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

About the programme

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

Call for proposal 2019 >

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

Ida Svege | Senior Advisor
ics@kavlifondet.no |  +47 917 11 952


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 the director of RBUP and professor II at the University of Oslo. He is the former board chair of the Campbell Collaboration.

Johan Siqveland
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 Thune Hammerstrøm | 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.

Scientific Review Committee

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

Steven Evans
Professor and Co-Director at the Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University

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.

Jenae Neiderhiser 
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State

Heather Taussig
Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver


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 12,4 million to research in prevention of depression and anxiety in children

    February 06, 2019

    The Kavli Trust supports the Echo study with NOK 12,4 million. The aims of the study are to develop a standard method for assessment and to optimize an intervention for the prevention of depression and anxiety in children.

  • Funding of new research on children and adolescents mental health from the Kavli Trust

    January 10, 2019

    For the second time the Kavli Trust has granted research projects aiming to provide knowledge to evidence gaps regarding the treatment of mental health problems in children and adolescent. Three projects receive a total of NOK 30 million, following a thorough application and review process.

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2019

    December 13, 2018

    For the third 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.

  • 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.