- 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 communities of color.
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 communities of color.
- 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, beginning, or applying to a specialized postdoctoral training program (not a permanent employment position) that starts 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.
- Sign a letter of commitment attesting that they will work for a period of two years in a capacity that addresses the behavioral health needs of communities of color.
- It is not required for applicants to come from communities of color; however, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, American Arabs, Middle Eastern, North Africans, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.