MFP – Doctoral Students

Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students

  • NOW OPEN: 2018–2019 application cycle for CSWE's Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program.
  • Due Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern.
  • Please click here for application instructions and a link to the online application site.

Who can be considered for this program?

The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) 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 MFP?

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