Funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MFP has created the Postdoctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) fellowship to support the specialized training of early career doctoral recipients who have primary interests in services or policy related to the behavioral health or psychological well-being of ethnic minorities.
- Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or noncitizen nationals.
- Have received a conferred doctoral degree from APA accredited program within the last five years.
- Be engaged in specialized postdoctoral training (not a permanent employment position) by the fall immediately following the application deadline.
- Demonstrate support from an established sponsor at his/her postdoctoral institution.
- Have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy.
- It is not required for applicants to identify as ethnic minorities; however, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.
- Financial support: two years maximum. This must be renewed annually.
- A small budget for travel and related expenses.
- Ancillary training opportunities and enrichment experiences.
- Access to information and resources.
- Lifetime network of professional association with psychologists and other professionals focused on ethnic minority behavioral health issues.