American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program – You don’t have to be in a minority to apply

November 28, 2011

The American Psychological Association provides Minority Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.

The program seeks to

” -Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations

-Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations”

This information applies to the predoctoral fellowships:

Basic Eligibility

U.S. citizen or permanent resident or non-citizen nationals are eligible

Strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy

Enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program for the fall term immediately following the application deadline

No fellowship support is available during a student’s internship year

African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.

MFP Benefits

Financial Support – 3 years maximum; must be renewed annually; not available during internship

Travel support to the APA Convention

Potential dissertation support (limited availability)

Ancillary training opportunities and enrichment experiences

Access to information and resources

Lifetime network of professional association with psychologists focused on ethnic minority behavioral health issues

Application deadline: January 15, 2012

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