American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships in Neuroscience

Two years of funding and professional support for members of racially and ethnically underrepresented groups in neuroscience.

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

Our ultimate goal is to help promising graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and early career professionals achieve lasting success in areas related to ethnic minority psychology. To this end, the MFP provides financial support, professional development activities, and opportunities for professional and personal guidance.

The availabe programs are as follows:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship
  • Psychology Summer Institute (PSI)
  • Recovery to Practice (RTP)

Deadline Information

Deadline for MHSAS (predoctoral and postdoctoral) and STAY: Friday, January 15, 2021

PSI Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Members of racially and ethnically underrepresented groups in neuroscience who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants should be enrolled in a Ph.D. (not M.D.) program in neuroscience by the fall term of the year of application.

Individuals should apply whose career goals are consistent with one or more of the following goals:

  • To increase ethnic/racial diversity among neuroscience researchers
  • To increase the number of neuroscience researchers with disabilities
  • To increase the number of neuroscientists from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • To increase numbers of neuroscientists whose work is related to the federal initiative to eliminate health disparities.

Application Process

Apply online through the American Psychological Association's website.