About MFP

CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities by increasing the number of individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

MFP—Doctoral Students

The MFP doctoral fellowship is designed for 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 should 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.

MFP—Master’s Students

The MFP fellowship for master’s students is designed to enhance the training of full-time master’s level direct practice focused social work students in their final year of study in a CSWE-accredited program. These students must identify mental health service delivery to underrepresented and underserved racial/ethnic minority persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders as the focus of their specialization and be committed to seeking employment with this target population after completing the fellowship.


Call for Submissions: Celebrating 50 Years of CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program

The Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) invites manuscript submissions for a special issue titled “Celebrating 50 Years of CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP): Reflecting on the Program's Presence and Impact.” 

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CSWE’s MFP and honor the program's legacy, we seek to represent the profound impact that MFP has had in social work through a special issue of JSWE. The Special Issue on "Celebrating 50 Years of CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program" is scheduled for publication in fall 2024.

Building on the previous call for submissions, the guest editors seek to expand the current collection of previously submitted articles to more fully represent our MFP fellows and alumni, and their communities. Specifically, we invite MFP fellows and alumni to submit manuscripts that amplify the various diverse perspectives. Read the full Call for Submissions to learn more

Special Instructions

If you wish to submit a manuscript for the special issue, please read the full Call for Submissions.

  • Authors must include CSWE MFP fellows or alumni.
  • Authors must comply with the manuscript preparation guidelines noted by JSWE: Submitting to JSWE.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted through the ScholarOne submission and review portal by Monday, March 18, 2024. 

(Note: Manuscripts submitted to JSWE in response to the Call for Papers in 2023 are currently under review.)

Please direct questions about submissions to [email protected].

Questions about CSWE’s MFP program can be sent to [email protected]

Doctoral and Master’s Fellows 2021–2022

Doctoral and Master’s Fellows 2021–2022 viewbookThe MFP is proud to share Doctoral and Master’s Fellows 2021–2022, a booklet that highlights the experience, interests, and career ambitions of our current cohort of doctoral and master’s fellows. These fellows are poised to make lasting impacts on individuals, groups, and communities through their practice, research, and teaching. As you explore their background information, please take a moment to consider ways in which fellows’ experiences and goals align with professional opportunities in your sphere.