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Frequently Asked Questions

View frequently asked questions about APA/APAF Fellowships.

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Yes, but you may only be awarded one fellowship.

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

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. 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.

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.

Your current training director should write the recommendation letter.

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

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

No, reference letters must be written in English.

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

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 online with all components included.

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

No. Applicants must be attending a psychiatry residency program.

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.

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.

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

No. Please see the fellowship weblinks for information.

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