Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: Klingenstein awards grants for early-career investigators at major medical institutions who are interested in pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship program for child and adolescent ADHD and depression.

IP TAKE: This foundation only awards a handful of fellowship grants annually. Applicants should expect a lot of competition, and should highlight how their research demonstrates innovation and significant impact in Klingenstein’s fields of interest.

PROFILE: The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation was established in the early 1990s with a capital grant from the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund. The foundation awards fellowships to postdoctoral scholars at major medical research institutions who are working on ADHD or depression in children, or on access to care for these conditions for children. The foundation "wishes to support two-year research projects that could lead to larger projects worthy of federal funding and other national research awards" and "desires that the research it supports produce a direct and tangible benefit to children and their families."

The fellowships provide $30,000 over two years. Applicants at approved institutions must first be nominated by the chair of the Psychiatry department, after which an invitation to submit a full application may be forthcoming. Researchers that have received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are not eligible. Klingenstein awards five such fellowships per year.

The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation holds open nominations beginning in the fall. All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee, which makes the final funding decisions. A list of previous fellows is available here. Questions may be directed to Sally Klingenstein Martell, the foundation's Executive Director.


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