American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (APA MFP)

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


The principal aim of the APA Minority Fellowship Program in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) and Mental Health Research (MHR) is to identify, select, and support the training of doctoral level ethnic minority students and postdoctoral trainees whose prior experiences and clearly stated career goals suggest they will make significant contributions to the mental health needs of ethnic and racial minorities. This principal aim is directly related to efforts to reduce health disparities among ethnic minorities in the U.S. by filling a crucial need for mental health service providers. The program is designed to meet its goals and specific aims by providing stipend support, ancillary training experiences, mentoring and career guidance, and access to an outstanding network of professional contacts.

The MPS offers several subprograms, including the Diversity Program in Neuroscience (DPN), offering Predoctoral and PostDoctoral Fellowships geared to students pursuing careers in neuroscience, and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellowships (MHSAS), which offers a predoctoral award aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other mental health services areas and a postdoctoral award aimed at early career doctoral recipients who are interested in developing a career in mental health services research.

Visit the APA Minority Fellowship Program site.