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Frequently Asked Questions

View frequently asked questions about APA/APAF Fellowships.

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The APAF Fellowships are professional development and leadership opportunities designed to work in conjunction with your residency training. The APAF Fellowships are not substitutes for your residency training programs.

No. Applicants must be attending an accredited U.S. or Canadian psychiatry residency program.

No. Applicants must be attending a psychiatry residency program.

The APA Foundation covers domestic and Canadian travel to and from APA-sponsored events a Fellow is authorized to attend.

No, all application components must be received by the application deadline. Applicants are encourage to review all components early to ensure they are able to be completed in time.

No, reference letters must come from psychiatrist.

No. Applications must be submitted via the one online submission site. The unique link can be found on each fellowship's webpage.

No. Applications must be submitted online with all components included.

Training Directors submit the recommendations directly to the online submission site.

No. Please see the fellowship weblinks for information.

No, reference letters must be written in English.

Yes, but you may only be awarded one fellowship.

Applications must be submitted as FINAL by the deadline in order to be received and reviewed by the Selection Committee. Applications left in DRAFT status will not be considered.

No. Participation in more than one APAF Fellowship simultaneously is not permitted.

No. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed by the fellowship selection committee.

Mid-Late March. All the applicants will be notified via email.

Your current training director should write the recommendation letter.

No. The online application form will not accept more documents than the recommended list.

You do not need to be an APA member to submit your application. However, if awarded a Foundation-funded fellowship, you must become an APA member before the time of matriculation in order to participate in the program.

Yes. You have to be an APA member at the time of matriculation in July.

Not recommended. Please see the fellowship requirements for the fellowship you are applying for.

Fellows must be in residency training for the full duration of the fellowship. Applicants in PGY3 and PGY4 are eligible to apply if they intend to pursue an additional fellowship post-residency that will coincide with the two years of the APAF Fellowship.

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