MFP – Doctoral Students

Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students

  • The 2018–2019 application cycle for CSWE's Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program will open mid-December 2017.

Who can be considered for this program?

The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fellowship Program (MHSAFP) is targeted to but not limited to racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work. Applicants must hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program. Their career goal must be to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government and 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 MHSAFP?

Funds for the MHSAFP are provided by the Center for Mental Health Services, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in SAMHSA.