The application is now open. The Deadline for submission is April 30, 2023.
You must be committed to sustaining a career that provides behavioral health services for the designated populations in this fellowship program.
Be an American citizen or a permanent resident
Member of an ethnic or racial minority group, including but not limited to:
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
- Asian or Asian American
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
- You must be enrolled full-time in an accredited master's 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 master's 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.
- You must be committed to sustaining a career that provides behavioral health services for the designated populations in this fellowship program.
- Fellows are required to commit to a minimum of 2 years’ service in mental health and/or substance use after graduation.
Must have an active Registered Nurse License.
SAMHSA's Expectation of MFP Fellows
- Work to improve behavioral health conditions of ethnic and 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
There may be a tax liability associated with the SAMHSA MFP/ANA fellowship award (stipend). Award recipients are strongly urged to consult with a tax accountant to make sure they are handling this fellowship appropriately and that all IRS conditions are met. It is the responsibility of the award recipient to investigate potential liabilities. ANA CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF AN INDIVIDUAL MISREPRESENTS THE USE OF THEIR STIPEND AWARD TO THE IRS.