Research Grant Program

2022 IOCDF Research Grant Awards (6)

Apply for a Research Grant

The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders in 2022! The generosity of our donors has allowed us to make over $1.5 million in research funding available in 2022 alone.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. To apply, please complete and submit an application any time between January 4th, 2022 and February 28, 2022. Learn more about the available grants below.

2022 Research Grant Award Types

Breakthrough Awards

These $500,000 grants are intended for senior researchers investigating OCD. The goal of these awards is to support research with the potential to revolutionize scientific understanding of OCD, accelerate progress toward new and more effective treatments, and discover ways to prevent OCD from taking hold in the first place. The Breakthrough Awards are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor to the IOCDF.

Innovator Awards

The 2022 Innovator Award is a $300,000 grant to support research studying the mechanisms and causes of co-occurring OCD and Bipolar disorder. Previous research has found that OCD is common among those who also have Bipolar Disorder. Our intent with this grant is to improve scientific knowledge in this under-researched area, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment outcomes for people with this dual diagnosis.

Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards

These grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to early career researchers pursuing projects investigating OCD, BDD, hoarding disorder, or other disorders related to OCD. The Jenike Awards are made possible by thousands of individual donors who contribute to our research grant fund.

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