Applying to the Klingenstein Third Generation Fellowship Program
Only candidates who have been nominated by their Department Chair and who have a primary mentor for the project may apply for a fellowship. We recommend that the primary mentor be on site; however, if additional expertise is required, off-site mentors may also be engaged. The fellowship application has two phases and is completed entirely online. No paper or email submissions will be accepted.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have completed all clinical training. Candidates should be at the junior faculty level or on a trajectory for attaining faculty status. Those in T32 or other designated research training programs will also be considered. Investigators who have K awards or have applied for K awards are eligible for nomination, provided the award (if has been funded) does not overlap with the proposed project. Investigators who have not applied for K awards and hope to use a KTGF fellowship as a steppingstone to a K award or other funding are encouraged to apply. Investigators who have already received R01 awards from NIMH are not eligible to apply. While fellows may be selected prior to receipt of IRB approval, no fellowship award is finalized until such approval is received.
Phase 1: Nomination
The first-stage requirements are as follows.
A Letter of Nomination from the Chair of Department of Psychiatry or Psychology at the candidate’s institution. Each department must select only one research project and investigator for nomination per fellowship. The Letter of Nomination must be signed and indicate the following:
- The Department Chair opened the institution’s selection process to qualified candidates and selected a qualified applicant given the Foundation’s guidelines
- The institution’s support for the primary investigator’s work, including lab or office space and time; protection of research hours, if the grant is awarded; and access to appropriate faculty support
- A statement of support for the proposed study
- A statement of support for the candidate’s qualities and potential to complete the study
- A statement of support for the quality of the primary mentor and mentorship team
- The abstract must be one-page maximum, written in 12-point font, in Times New Roman or larger script, with one-inch page margins. It may be single-spaced.
- The abstract should be written for a layperson’s understanding.
- The abstract should be organized into the following sections: aims/hypotheses, design, methods, and anticipated outcomes
Information regarding primary investigator’s current and submitted/pending grants