The Mach-Gaensslen Foundation, in partnership with the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, awards an annual prize of $100,000 to an outstanding Canadian researcher or research team working in an area of mental health.

First awarded in 2015, the prize supports researchers with a demonstrated track record, scientific excellence, innovative thinking, imagination and originality. The researcher’s ability to work with other disciplines or research teams in other institutions is also considered.

The prize is awarded through a competitive process. Candidates for the prize must be:

  • 45 years of age or younger
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • residing in Canada, or residing abroad but committed to returning to Canada within 6 months from the date the prize is awarded

Visit the web site of our partner, the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, for guidelines and application information for the prize.

Past winners

Tracie O. Afifi (2018)
Benjamin Goldstein (2017)
Rudolf Uher (2016)
Jean Martin Beaulieu (2015)