Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Call for Application Timeline: March 1st annually | Apply Online

This program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues. The major aim of the MFP Program is to address the Nation's need for doctorally educated nurses who represent America's ethnic/minority populations. It is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, including ethnic minority people and their families. The research focus of the Fellows include various aspects of mental health such as child abuse, violence in intimate relationships, mental health disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome), substance abuse, mental health service utilization, and stigma as barrier to mental health care and personal resilience.

This program offers an annual fellowship stipend and tuition assistance. Additionally, the criteria for potential applicants have been broadened to encourage participation from a wider range of nursing professionals who are interested in mental health and substance abuse issues.

Application package

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