The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation seeks to encourage a meaningful, long-term contribution to the field of child and adolescent ADHD and depression.
To that end, the foundation has issued an RFP for its Addressing Access to Care initiative. The initiative was launched in 2015 by KTGF board members who recognized, based in part on their personal experiences, that it is often difficult for parents to access appropriate and high-quality care that addresses the challenging mental health needs of their children. The board was particularly concerned about difficulties in access to care for families with limited supports and financial resources.
To that end, the foundation welcomes proposals for investigator-initiated projects that demonstrate the benefits of new healthcare delivery methods or prevention approaches. In particular, KTGF is most interested in improving access to mental health care for children through the use of novel models or approaches, including but not limited to digital technology (e.g., Internet, cellphone apps), expanding the number of professional and paraprofessional treatment personnel who are trained to deliver mental health services, and delivering care in non-psychiatric settings (e.g., primary care, schools, home, or other novel settings). KTGF is particularly interested in funding applications that build on promising pilot work and that aim to develop larger demonstration projects. Two grants of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded.
Eligible investigators may be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed project and must be well enough established to lead an effort. For investigators who are relatively early in their careers, the foundation recommends partnering with a more senior investigator who has expertise in program development and dissemination.
See the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.