University of Southern California


Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health: Systems Enabler & Surge Capacity Grants

Slots:                                        1 slot total per organization. This slot can be used for either Surge Capacity or Systems Enabler grants

Internal Deadline:                      Monday, 5pm, November 9th.

LOI:                                          N/A

External Deadline:                     Systems Enabler: November 16, 2020

Surge Capacity: December 4th, 2020

Award Type:                              Grant

Estimated Number of Awards:    Systems Enabler: 10, up to $500,000 each

Surge Capacity: 50, each ranging from $10,000 to $100,000

Anticipated Amount:                Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all funds are disbursed.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission (top option in list) through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)


Who May Serve as PI:

Systems Enabler: Eligible programs will:

Surge Capacity:

Purpose:                                               The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund that provides timely resources to organizations that focus on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+ in the United States—populations that face urgent needs during the pandemic but too often lack access to the care they need.

Provide resources to organizations to surface innovative approaches for adolescent mental health services that make more resilient systems to enable access to care.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.