About the Minority Fellowship Program

Mission

Minority Fellowship Program


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.

Principal Aim

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 2020, 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.

Join Us

To participate in our community of over 1,700 trainees in psychology and neuroscience at over 300 institutions, we invite you to apply to one of our competitive programs. We stand ready to assist you throughout your career.