The fellowship is a unique opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of the World Health Organization's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse for a period of a year, with a focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $22,000 over the twelve-month fellowship period, with additional funds of up to $8000 provided for travel related to the work plan. It is anticipated that work done during the fellowship will be conducted primarily at the fellow's home institution (following a brief orientation period at WHO in Geneva). There likely also be one or two additional brief periods in Geneva or elsewhere in the world, if needed. Upon selection, and after approval from WHO, the fellow will be engaged under a contract that specifies the work plan (approved by WHO), timeline, stipend, and expense allowances.
Fellows will support research and program activities that address one or more of the following WHO MSD program priorities: mental health Gap Action Program tools and their implementation; scalable psychological interventions; psychosocial responses to conflict and other emergencies; e-mental health; public health response to dementia; early childhood development; maternal mental health; and suicide prevention.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree from a recognized program in a clinical area of psychology; be a psychologist at any career level with demonstrated research experience and leadership in at least one of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse priority areas; and be an APA member or have applied for APA membership at the time of application. Applicants may be based in any country.
See the American Psychological Association website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.