A total of $75,000 has been awarded for established research projects in British Columbia

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Foundation is pleased to announce three recipients of its “Gap-Funding for Research in Schizophrenia” competition. The competition, which ran in November 2020, was launched after the Foundation recognized the potential negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on established and ongoing research projects in schizophrenia – including having to adopt new methods for operations during lockdown and funding. This competition would not have been possible without generous contributions from the Foundation’s valued and loyal donors.

“We are extremely excited to be helping ensure that these researchers are able to continue their efforts to advance our understanding of schizophrenia,” says Renato Zane, the volunteer Chair of the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Foundation. “These research projects touch upon different aspects of the disease. We cannot wait to learn how the results will improve the lives of those affected by schizophrenia!”

In total, three grants of $25,000 each were awarded to research projects that have been running for a minimum of two years. Each selected project advances the understanding, treatment, or cure for schizophrenia – all working towards improving the lives of those affected by schizophrenia.

Congratulations to the Principal Investigators, their teams, and research partners. The Principal Investigators are:

Additional Background information:

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Foundation raises funds for programs and services offered by BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS), as well as for schizophrenia research in BC. The Foundation receives generous support from individuals, companies and organizations. All contributions make a real difference in the lives of over 48,000 people across our province who are affected by schizophrenia or other severe mental illness.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. We are dedicated to providing support and resources for families, educating the public, and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness. www.bcss.org.