Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship Program
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship Program is designed for social workers with a social work master's degree who are preparing for leadership, teaching, consulting, training, policy development, and administration in mental health and substance abuse with ethnic minorities. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of ethnic minorities with doctoral degrees in social work education and to ensure their active participation in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of mental health and substance abuse programs that provide culturally competent services to racial and ethnic minorities.
Funds for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship Program are provided by the Center for Mental Health Services, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Must be American citizens, noncitizen nationals, or have permanent residence status
- Can include, among others, persons who are American Indian/Alaskan Native; Asian/Pacific Islander (e.g. Chinese, East Indian, South Asian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan); Black; and Hispanic (e.g. Mexican/Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, South American
- Must have a master’s degree in social work and be starting full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in social work or be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a doctoral social work program
- Should demonstrate potential for assuming leadership roles; potential for success in doctoral studies; and commitment to a career providing mental health and substance abuse services to ethnic, racial, social, and cultural minority individuals and communities
- Monthly stipends for a 1-year period to defray living expenses; some tuition support may be provided depending on the availability of funds
- Duration of award is 3 years contingent on funding and whether the fellow maintains satisfactory progress toward degree objectives
The application deadline for the 2013-14 fellowship has now passed. Please check back in the fall for 2014-15 fellowship application documents.