Background to the Peter Meyer Fund
Peter Daniel Meyer was born on the 5th November 1964. He was a student of Sydney Grammar School. In 1987 when he was only 22, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Although he went through 20 difficult years with the burden of schizophrenia he managed to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree at Sydney University. He also attended RMIT and St. Georges TAFE. Peter died by suicide on the 1st January 2003. Rosalind and Bob Meyer set up the Peter Meyer Fund within days of his death.
The aim of the fund is to help in some small way the research into schizophrenia and assist young Australian researchers who aim to improve the wellbeing of people living with schizophrenia.
Objectives of the Peter Meyer Fund
To provide financial support for research projects into schizophrenia, including research into the causes of schizophrenia, treatments for schizophrenia, psychosocial factors and how they relate to schizophrenia and psychosocial support services for people with schizophrenia.
- Researchers must be based in NSW.
- The project must address the research objectives.
- The project must be completed within 2 years.
- Joint funding with other funding organisations would be considered.
- The researcher is under 35 years of age.
*Please note applications for this fund are now closed.