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MFP – Doctoral Students

Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students

  • The 2019–2020 application cycle for the Council on Social Work's (CSWE) doctoral Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of July 2019. 
  • The application cycle for 2020–2021 will open in late January 2020. If you would like to be alerted via e-mail when the next application cycle opens, please click here


Who can be considered for this program?

The MFP targets, but is not limited to, racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work. Applicants must hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program. Their career goal must be to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government or private organizations serving underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. 

The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve health-care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals with doctoral degrees available to underserved populations in the public and private nonprofit sectors.
 

What are the funding sources for the MFP?

Funds for the MFP are provided by the Center for Mental Health Services, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.