Minority Fellowship Program

The 2014–2015 application cycle for CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program has closed. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of June 2014.


Who can be considered for this program?

The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fellowship Program (MHSAFP) is designed for individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work who hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE accredited program, and who are preparing to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government and private organizations serving ethnic minority persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve health care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals with doctoral degrees available to underserved populations in the public and private nonprofit sectors.

What are the funding sources for the MHSAFP?

Funds for the MHSAFP are provided by four groups of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).