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Guide to APA/APAF Fellowships

APA/APAF Fellowships provide psychiatry residents the experiential learning, training and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.

The fellowship programs offer opportunities to work with Congress on health policy, conduct research of your design, expand access to care to minority and underserved populations, focus on child psychiatry or substance abuse, and much more.

In addition, APA Fellows get exclusive opportunities to be a part of APA leadership councils and network with APA members from around the country. Learn more about the Fellowship program below:

What Fellowships Are Offered?

The APA and APAF award up to 90 fellowships each year across eight different fellowship programs. Areas of focus include policy, research, substance abuse, child psychiatry and more.

Each fellowship has unique application requirements, program responsibilities and eligibility requirements – all detailed on each fellowship's page.

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How Do I Apply?

Applications for each fellowship program must be submitted online through the individual program's unique submission portal.

Read more about the application process and get answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

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Additional Opportunities for APA/APAF Fellows

APA/APAF Fellows have unique opportunities outside of their fellowship program to get involved in the APA. Fellows can further their interests and experiences through governance, program and publishing opportunities.

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