Thomas Trauer Grant application

2020 Grant Round - Opportunity for Mental Health Training

2020 Grants for Overseas Mental Health Training

The 2020 Thomas Trauer Grant has been announced through St Vincent's Foundation, with grants of $10,000 available.

St Vincent’s Foundation invites project proposals for activities which support mental health priorities in low resource countries.

Applications will be received from 20 January to Friday 28 February 2020.

The Grants build capacity in the mental health workforce in selected countries through research, mentoring and teaching.

Tom Trauer was a passionate researcher, teacher, mentor and clinician in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, who was known for his supportive nature, generosity and dedication to his work.  Tom was passionate about mental health provision in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific. This interest led to extensive travel throughout the region to provide advice on service delivery, policy and research.

The Grants encourage professional development activities in the area of mental health and partnerships. There is the potential to access further resources in Australia to support sustainability and strategic capacity building.

Projects over $10,000 will also be considered with the aim of building the local mental health workforce. St Vincent’s has experience in supporting a wide range of projects such as engaging technical assistance for one-off training programs, regional seminars, conferences, and work placements.

Asia Australia Mental Health and the the Postgraduate Overseas Specialists Training (POST) program are able to work with health professionals through existing institutional links. They can develop scholarships which enhance leadership in community mental health in the Asia-Pacific.

Contact the POST program directly

Thomas Trauer Grant Application Form 2020

Thomas Trauer Grant Application Form 2020