MFP – Doctoral Students

Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students

  • The 2018–2019 application cycle for CSWE's doctoral Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is now closed.
  • Applicants for the 2018-2019 cycle will be notified of their application status at the end of July 2018; the fellowship year is expected to begin September 30, 2018. 
  • If you would like to be alerted via e-mail when the 20192020 application cycle opens, please click here. 

Who can be considered for this program?

The MFP is targeted to, but not limited to, racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work. An applicant must hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program. His or her career goal must be to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government or private organizations serving underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for 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 MFP?

Funds for the MFP 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.