The mission of the American Psychological Association is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
In partnership with the International Union of Psychological Science, APA is inviting applications for the APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship Through the program, one psychologist will be given a unique opportunity to contribute to the work of the World Health Organization (WHO), in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, providing him/her with exposure to and involvement with global mental health policy and implementation, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in this arena.
The fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of up to $22,000 for a twelve-month period, with an additional $8,000 for related travel, in support of research and program activities focused on one or more of WHO’s MSD program priorities, including mental health gap action program tools and their interventions; scalable psychological interventions; psychosocial responses to conflict and other emergencies; e-mental health; public response to dementia; early-childhood development; maternal mental health; and suicide prevention.
Fellowship work will be conducted primarily at the fellow’s home institution following a brief orientation at WHO in Geneva. Additional brief periods in Geneva are likely during the duration of the fellowship.
Eligible candidates must be an APA member, or apply for APA membership at the time of application; hold a doctoral degree from a recognized program in a clinical area of psychology; and be a psychologist at any career level with demonstrated research experience and leadership capacity.
Applicants may be based in any country.
See the American Psychological Association website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.