SPONSOR: American Psychological Association (APA)

PURPOSE: The MFP's objective is to increase the knowledge of issues

related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of

mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. We

do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to

individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology. 

DEADLINE: January 15, 2000

SUMMARY: The American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship

Program (MFP) has created five programs to support the training of

researchers and practitioners. The Mental Health Services and Substance

Abuse Fellowships, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Services Administration, supports the training of practitioners and

researchers in Substance Abuse prevention and treatment. 

The Mental Health Research and HIV/AIDS Research Fellowships, funded

by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), supports the

training of researchers in psychological and mental health research

and in HIV/AIDS research. 

The Neuroscience Fellowship, funded by the NIMH, supports the training

of research scientists in neuroscience. 

Basic Eligibility Requirements 

Citizens or non-citizens nationals of the United States, or have been

lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and

have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or

I-551) or other legal verification of admission for permanent residence

at the time of the appointment. Individuals on temporary or student visa

are not eligible.

Mental Health Research and Neuroscience applicants must be enrolled in

a program leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy or Science

(Ph.D. or Sc.D.). If you are not currently enrolled in a doctoral

program, you may still apply as long as you gain entry into a doctoral

program by the time the award is made.

A member of an underrepresented ethnic minority group (including but

not limited to: African American, Alaskan Native, Asian American,

Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander).

Able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in psychology and skilled

in the mental health research of problems affecting ethnic minority 


Applications are accepted September 1st until January 15th of the year

in which support is being sought. 

Frequently Asked Questions 


Applications are accepted September 1st until January 15th of the year

in which support is being sought. 

Who May Apply? 

The MFP Mental Health Research Training Fellowship is geared to those

pursuing careers as researchers specializing in mental health issues of

concern to ethnic minority populations. Students specializing in such

research areas as cognitive, developmental, educational, experimental,

industrial/organizational, quantitative, and social psychology are

encouraged to apply. Students of any other speciality in psychology

will be considered if their training will lead to a career in research. 

Other Training Funded by MFP 

The Neuroscience Fellowship is geared to those pursuing careers in


The Mental Health Research Fellowship is geared to those pursuing

careers in research psychology. 

The HIV/AIDS Research Fellowship is geared to those pursuing careers as

research scientists in HIV/AIDS. These fellowships are funded as sub-

specialities under our Mental Health Research Program. 

The Substance Abuse Fellowship is geared to those pursuing careers in

Substance Abuse treatment or prevention. These fellowships are funded

as sub-specialities under our Mental Health Services Program. 

The Research Program.

The Aging Program Traineeship is geared to those pursuing careers as

scientists researching gerontological issues and ethnic minority


NOTE: Applicants may apply to only one of the five fellowships: Mental

Health Research, Neuroscience, HIV/AIDS Research, Mental Health

Services or Substance Abuse. 

For Online Applications:

Mental Health Research Program


Or to Request an Application:

Minority Fellowship Program

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-6027

Fax: (202) 336-6012 

E-mail: mfp@apa.org

Website: http://www.apa.org/mfp/rprogram.html


Keycode Keyword

A006000 Foundation Funding Opportunities

0414000 Psychology

041400A All Psychology

0400000 Behavioral & Social Sciences

0414068 Mental Health

0403013 Minorities & Disadvantaged

040300A All Area & Population Studies & Services

00000FF Minorities

00000A1 Target Groups & Beneficiaries

00000FA Minorities, Alaskans

00000FB Minorities, Asians

00000FC Minorities, Blacks

00000FD Minorities, Hispanics

00000FE Minorities, Native Americans

0403000 Area & Population Studies & Services

0000034 Research

0715102 HIV Infection

0404065 Transmission of HIV/AIDS

071500A All Disease Entities & Medical Problems & Behavior

0700000 Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical Sciences

040400A All Behavioral Studies & Social Problems

0715008 AIDS

0404000 Behavioral Studies & Social Problems

0710000 Disciplines & Fields, Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical

0720000 Education & Instruction (Health & Safety & Medical)

071000A All Disciplines & Fields, Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical

072000A All Education & Instruction (Health & Safety & Medical)

1002030 Neuroscience

0502024 Medical Education

0502031 Science Education

0000022 Fellowships

0730057 Mental Health Services

0317000 Philosophy

031700A All Philosophy

0300000 Arts & Humanities & Cultural Activities

0414014 Social Psychology

0745027 Disease Prevention

0745055 Preventive Medicine

074500A All Intervention, Types of (Health Safety & Medical)

0745000 Intervention, Types of (Health & Safety & Medical)

0745070 Treatment, Medical

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