Helping Hands Grant Program

Funding Agency:
American Psychiatric Foundation

The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects, particularly in under-served minority communities. Funded projects are created and managed by medical students and can be conducted in partnership with community agencies, or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.

Since 2005, The Helping Hands Grants Program has helped psychiatry students meet these needs in their own communities. The program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on under-served populations; raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest among medical students in the psychiatric field and working in under-served communities.The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities, and must be supervised by at least one psychiatrist.

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants. All projects must be conducted under the supervision of medical faculty, consisting of at least one physician. Medical students who participate in the program must be in their second, third or fourth year of medical school at the time they are engaged in community service.

NOTE: The signature of the Dean of the Medical School and the Department Chair are required on the application.

Amount

$5,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 31, 2024