Deadline: April 30, 2023.
SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA FY 2023-2024 Now Open
Applications for the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA FY 2023-2024 now open. The MFP/ANA is a federally funded program designed specifically to provide fellowships and mentoring support to students of all ethnic minorities pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in the behavioral health field.
Funding opportunities, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are available and designed to support the training of future nurse practitioners in behavioral health practice, education and health policy. If you have the potential to be a leader and are committed to a career providing behavioral health services or developing policy for ethnic and racial minority populations, we invite you to apply to one of the following programs:
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Doctoral
Supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this program provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses, or nurses who have completed at least nine (9) credits related to Psychiatric/Mental Health or Substance Abuse and committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Masters
Students admitted to or currently matriculating in a full-time accredited masters degree program in behavioral health (psychiatric nursing) or substance abuse disorders prevention and treatment.
SAMHSA’s Expectation of MFP Fellows
- Work to improve behavioral health conditions of ethnic or racial minorities;
- Assist SAMHSA in maintaining program funding;
- Strengthen your professional foundation;
- Give back;
- Help SAMHSA promote the Minority Fellowship Program;
- Participate in the MFP community of learning; and
- Complete ALL MFP Surveys Administered by SAMHSA and Your Sponsoring Fellowship Organization
American citizen or permanent resident.
Ethnicity / Race
Member of an ethnic or racial minority group, including but not limited to:
- Asian or Asian American
- Black or African American
- Hispanic or Latino
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Doctoral Applicants (PhD and DNP)
- Applicants must have a Master’s Degree or completed at least nine (9) credits related to Psychiatric/Mental Health or Substance Abuse.
- Enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in a fully accredited nursing program. A full-time student is enrolled in a school for the number of credit hours or courses in any academic term that the school considers to be full-time. A fully accredited school or degree program is one that is accredited by a national accrediting agency and/or a state approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
- Must have an active Registered Nurse License.
- Enrolled full-time in an accredited masters degree behavioral health (psychiatric mental health/substance use) program in nursing. Full-time status is determined by the academic institution where you are currently or planning to matriculate; this status is typically designated by credit hours or a pre-determined number of courses. A fully accredited degree program is one that is recognized by a national accrediting agency, which is approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.
- Your masters level curriculum and plan of study must embody behavioral health disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery that are under girded with theoretical and clinical science.
- Your approved plan of study, signed by your major academic advisor, which includes required core courses and clinical practice hours in behavioral health, must be submitted to the MFP staff 30 days after acceptance into this fellowship.
- Must have an active Registered Nurse License.
The documents included in your application should demonstrate your commitment to a sustaining behavioral health (psychiatric mental health and/or substance use) in Practice, Education, Service or Health Policy for the designated populations in the fellowship program. Fellows are required to commit to a minimum of 2 years’ service in mental health and/or substance use after graduation.
How to Apply
Click on the “Register” link to the right and complete and submit the registration form.
Login to the Minority Fellowship Program with your email and password.
Select the applicable Fellowship from the drop down list to create an application.
During the applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the application Summary section.
On completion, submit your application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Deadline, you can make the update and resubmit as FINAL.