Applying to the Transformation of Mental Health Care Program
Application portal opens annually on November 1 and closes on January 15.
Since 1998, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF) has awarded post-doctoral fellowships for innovative scientific research that improves our understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of depression and ADHD in children. Since 2002, the Foundation has funded programs at select medical schools to bolster medical students’ knowledge and interest in mental health and build the pipeline of psychiatrists.
In 2015, the Foundation initiated the “Transformation of Mental Health Care,” a program focused on improving access to high quality mental health care for children and adolescents, especially those from low-income families and under-resourced communities, or other marginalized populations that may have limited supports and resources. This includes families that come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and families that live in poverty. This program was prompted by recognition by KTGF Board members, based in part on their personal experiences, that it is often difficult for parents to access high-quality care when confronted with the challenging and often complex mental health needs of their children.
• Proposals are due on January 15, 2024, 11:59 pm EST
• Applications are submitted online
Goal of the Program
We are soliciting applications for academic investigators conducting research to demonstrate the benefits of novel ways to access or deliver mental health care or prevention approaches that can be implemented at scale. This application is specifically for high quality research that builds upon promising pilot work and will lead to a larger demonstration project. Requests for service projects and applications that primarily focus on expanding services or measuring quality within an organization will not be reviewed.
In particular, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation is interested in improving access to high quality mental health care and prevention for children and adolescents through the use of novel models or promising approaches, including expanding the number of professional and paraprofessional treatment personnel who are trained to deliver mental health services, delivering care in non-psychiatric settings (e.g., primary care, schools, home, or other novel settings), digital technology (e.g., the internet, apps for cell phones), and approaches that help parents access care for their children.
The primary outcomes of the project include improved access and/or reduced time to service delivery, or implementation outcomes such as stakeholder involvement, acceptability, feasibility, and fidelity. Primary outcomes should demonstrate that the project is being designed for scalability. Secondary outcomes include clinical or functional outcomes that are likely to improve when access to care is enhanced, such as decreased symptoms, burdens and maladaptive behaviors associated with mental health problems; improved educational, relational and health outcomes; or enhanced youth and family functioning.