Fellowship Program


The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation awards fellowship grants annually to outstanding post-doctoral candidates who are investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD or depression, especially those from low-income families and under-resourced communities, or other marginalized populations that may have limited supports and resources. The Fellowship supports two-year research projects that could lead to federal funding and other national research awards. The Foundation supports research that produces direct and tangible benefits to children and their families, while also supporting promising, early career scientists.

The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation has become an important supporter of child mental health, offering opportunities for promising young investigators to conduct research that often leads to federal funding. Recent initiatives encourage the development of innovative programs to improve access to care, recognizing the critical role of families and the special challenges faced by the most vulnerable populations.

Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D., Committee Chair, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Neural markers of reward responsiveness and emotion regulation predict outcomes of group cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression.

Recipient Spotlight

Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University

Project Title: Neural Predictors of Response to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Adolescent Depression

This study used electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure individual differences in reward responsiveness and emotion regulation abilities that prospectively predict depressive symptom change and clinician-rated improvement for adolescents with depression participating in an established group CBT program.

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