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APA Minority Fellowships Program


The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive, and coordinated training and career development program that promotes psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

The principal aim of the MFP is to provide financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services. Our mission and aim are consistent with Healthy People 2010, the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, and other federal initiatives to reduce health disparities.

  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or noncitizen nationals.
  • Have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy.
  • Be enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program during the fall term immediately following the application deadline. Doctoral programs must receive APA accreditation by the application deadline to be eligible.
  • Not be interns; no fellowship support is available during a student's internship year.
  • 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.
Sponsored by: 
American Psychological Association
Washington DC
External or Stanford Fellowship: 
Open to: 
Graduate students

Application Materials