Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 2/22/2023

APA-IUPSYS Global Mental Health Fellowship

The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to collaborate with World Health Organization (WHO) staff in the Mental Health Unit of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use (MSD) for a period of one year. The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan, 2013-30, that aims to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity, and disability for persons with mental disorders.

For more information on WHO MSD’s mental health work, please visit the website.

The fellowship intends to benefit both WHO and the participating fellow, who will gain exposure to WHO policies, programs, and interventions. Accordingly, the fellowship will:

  • provide psychologists with exposure to and involvement with WHO’s mental health work, particularly those who would not otherwise have similar opportunities.
  • contribute to effective use of psychological knowledge and research pertinent to global mental health activities, such as those described in WHO’s 2022 World Mental Health Report.

Deadline:  April 14, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • be an APA member or have applied for APA membership at the time of application (International affiliate members are also eligible.)

  • hold a doctoral degree that is:

    • in a clinical area of psychology, typically clinical, counseling, or school psychology
    • from a legitimate, nationally recognized, academic institution (evaluated by the selection committee)
  • have received their doctoral degree by the time they submit their application for the fellowship

  • be a psychologist of any career level with demonstrated research experience and leadership in at least one of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse priority areas indicated in the description

Preference will be given to early- or mid-career applicants with 2 or more years of experience following receipt of their doctorate.

Applicants may be based in any country. The fellowship year is anticipated to begin in the last quarter of 2023. The start of the fellowship year will be determined in consultation and agreement between the fellow, WHO, and the sponsoring organizations.