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Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award for Mental Health Dissertation Research

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Rick Ybarra


The Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award supports doctoral dissertation research on "the cause, treatment, cure and prevention of mental disease, mental illness and mental disorders." Relevant areas of focus include historically underserved populations, rural communities, prevention and early intervention, social determinants of health and mental health, and community conditions that influence mental health and well-being.

Award recipients must provide a copy of the final dissertation to the foundation.


Doctoral candidates in nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and other fields relevant to mental health programs at institutions of higher education in Texas are eligible to apply. Dissertations may be quantitative or qualitative in design and the dissertation proposal must have been successfully defended before submitting an application.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $3,000 for research-related expenses such as survey mailings, software, participant stipends, travel, and training.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Mental health · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Texas

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