Make the work of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) possible—become a CSWE-MFP volunteer today! By contributing your time, knowledge, and expertise, you will help advance our mission of developing the social work workforce that meets the mental health and substance use-related needs of diverse individuals, groups, and communities.

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Current Openings

Master’s or Doctoral Mentor: Lend your expertise to advancing career readiness amongst master's or doctoral students dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of BIPOC communities. 

Guest Speaker: Provide a training, workshop, or conversational session to fellows on topics related to social work practice, research, education, career readiness, mental health, and substance use.  

Upcoming Openings:  

  • Doctoral Advisory Committee Member 
  • Master’s Advisory Committee Member 
  • Doctoral Application Reader 
  • Master’s Application Reader 

Please review information on volunteer opportunities and apply to volunteer with the MFP.  


Become a Sponsor   

CSWE’s MFP is grateful for the generous contributions of our sponsors:A picture containing text, person, outdoorDescription automatically generated

  • Boston College
  • Case Western University
  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Howard University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Pittsburg
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Educational institutions, corporations, government agencies, and NGOs are invited to join the MFP as sponsors. Sponsors fund the MFP’s efforts to support master’s and doctoral students as they prepare to enrich their communities. Express your interest in sponsorship today.


Spread the Word

A picture containing text, person, person, shopDescription automatically generatedDo you know a social work student whose professional trajectory aligns with the goals of the CSWE-MFP? Are you connected with a professional organization of social workers? Here are some things you can do to increase awareness of and promote the rich opportunities afforded to MFP fellows and alumni. 

  • Direct folks to the MFP webpage for more information on application timelines, selection criteria, eligibility, award information and more.  
  • Encourage interested parties to sign up to receive email notifications when the master’s and doctoral applications open. 
  • Disseminate this fellowship snapshot at your conference or event. 
  • Invite MFP staff, fellows, and/or alumni to your conference or event. 
  • Connect with MFP staff to schedule an information session with your school, group, or community. 

Stay Connected

Networking and connection are integral to the MFP experience. Whether you do so by subscribing to the MFP Connect, a monthly newsletter from CSWE’s MFP, or by engaging with MFP on Twitter @cswemfp, you’re encouraged to get and stay connected! Fellows and alumni are encouraged to share updated contact information with MFP staff and join Spark, CSWE’s online community for educators and social workers. Watch this brief tutorial on how to create an account and post content. Written instructions are also available. All are invited to contact MFP staff directly.