About the Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

American Psychological Association

The About the Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is establish by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This fund is to support the practitioners and policy makers in behavioral health services.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    This fellowship program is designed for students in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology doctoral students
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Residence:
    Permanent resident (or U.S. citizen or non-citizen nationals are eligible)
  • Citizenship:
    U.S. citizen or non-citizen nationals are eligible (or permanent resident)
  • College:
    Enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program for the fall term immediately following the application deadline
  • Ethnicity:
    African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply
  • Miscellaneous:
    Strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy
  • Other Benefits:
    Travel support (limited availability).Potential dissertation support (limited availability).Ancillary training opportunities and enrichment experiences.Assistance with internship application process.Access to information and resources.Lifetime network of professional association with psychologists and other professionals focused on ethnic minority behavioral health issues.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Two essays
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Three recommendation letters (with recommendation forms)
  • Other Materials:
    Application formBrief cover letter (no more than one page)Addictions training planGRE report (if applicable - refer to the application instructions for details)

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