CSWE Doctoral Fellowships in Social Work for Ethnic Minority Students Preparing for Leadership Roles in Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse


To equip ethnic minority individuals for the provision of leadership, teaching, consultation, training, policy development and administration in mental health or substance abuse programmes and to enhance the development and dissemination of knowledge that is required for the provision of relevant clinical and social services to ethnic minority individuals and communities.

Applicants should demonstrate potential for assuming leadership roles, as well as potential for success in doctoral studies and commitment to a career in providing mental health and/or substance abuse services to ethnic minority clients and communities.


Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, including, but not limited to, persons who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Chinese, East Indian and other South Asians, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean or Samoan, black or Hispanic, e.g. Mexican or Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American. This programme is open to students who have a Master's degree in social work and who will begin full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in social work or who are currently enrolled as full-time students in a doctoral social work programme.

Quantity Available



  • Annual
  • Dependent on funds available

Study Length

1 year, award is renewable for up to 3 years upon reapplication if the fellow maintains satisfactory progress

Award Value

Monthly stipend, tuition assistance, and when available funds to assist with travel to scientific meetings and other skill building training opportunities.

Application procedure

Applicants must write to the CSWE for an application pack and further information or visit the website.

Closing date

February 28th


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Study Level

  • Graduate

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides national leadership and a forum for collective action designed to ensure the preparation of competent and committed social work professionals. Founded in 1952, CSWE is a non-profit, tax exempt, national organization representing 2,700 individual members as well as 650 graduate and undergraduate programmes of professional social work education. CSWE's goals include improving the quality of social work education, preparing competent human service professionals and developing new programmes to meet the demands of the changing services delivery systems.

Contact Details

  • www.cswe.org
  • 703 683 8080
  • 703 683 8099
  • 1701 Duke Street
    Suite 200
    Alexandria, VA
    22314 3457
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) by using the links below.


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