IOCDF Research Grants
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.
Most people have obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors at some point in their lives, but that does not mean that we all have “some OCD.” In order for a diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder to be made, this cycle of obsessions and compulsions becomes so extreme that it consumes a lot of time and gets in the way of important activities that the person values.
Promoting research into the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders is a top priority of the International OCD Foundation. One hundred percent of contributions to the Research Fund are used to fund winning projects.
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Each year, the program funds three to eight research grants ranging between $35K to $50K per project, with a total of $150k to $200k given out annually. Since the launch of the program in 1994, the IOCDF has awarded over $3,000,000 in research grants
The grant site is currently OPEN.
Grants for 2017 will be accepted from
January 3–February 27, 2017
For more details: http://ocdresearchgrants.org/