- Summary: This fund was established in Max Hamilton's name to act as a resource for professionals in the field of mental health who work locally and wish to undertake research, but do not have other sources of financial support available to them.
- UK/International: All countries
- Who is eligible: Recipients of support should be working locally at the time they seek support. "Working locally" will usually mean working in West Yorkshire, or working in a place with administrative links with the University of Leeds - for example, an organisation that provides support for students to attend courses in Leeds. Recipients of support will either  be currently involved in post-basic training in a discipline relevant to mental health work or  they will be currently working for a postgraduate award. Support will be offered for research on a topic that is primarily related to mental health. Research that (for example) simply uses a mood or quality of life measure as one outcome will not be sufficient. Support will only be given to postgraduate students if they are registered at the University of Leeds.
How to apply
How are the scholarships awarded?
The fund may support local research in one of two ways: By providing small grants to individuals to assist them in the conduct, analysis or presentation of their own research. By providing funding to employ somebody with a particular skill that can be used by many junior researchers. For example, by paying for sessions of medical statistics time, or secretarial time to transcribe interviews. The balance of these two forms of funding will be determined by the financial health of the Fund and by decisions of the committee.
Max Hamilton was a psychiatrist whose distinguished career included thirteen years at the University of Leeds as the Nuffield Professor of Psychiatry.
This fund was established in Max Hamilton's name to act as a resource for professionals in the field of mental health who work locally and wish to undertake research, but do not have other sources of financial support available to them.