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Welcome to the APA/APAF Funding Opportunities application page. We offer a variety of fellowships, medical student programs, awards, and grants for various levels of academic and professional excellence.

Based on the funding opportunity which most fits your needs, please click on the links on each tab for more detailed eligibility requirements and application instructions for your funding program of interest.

APA/APA Foundation Fellowships

APA/APA Foundation Fellowships provide specialized training within the field of psychiatry for residents, post-residency research fellows and early career psychiatrists.

Applications accepted November 1, 2022, until 11:59 PM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time) on February 3, 2023.

SAMHSA Summer Medical Student Program

The APA Foundation Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Summer Medical Student Program provides medical students who are interested in serving underserved communities the experiential learning, training, and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.

Applications accepted November 1, 2021 until 11:59 PM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time) on February 14, 2022.

APA Foundation Grants

The APAF Helping Hands Grants are awarded to qualified medical students who champion change in underserved communities and support the APAF’s efforts to increase mental health awareness, access, and quality of care.

Applications accepted February 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022 (11:59 PM Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time).

Applications accepted through 11:59 PM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time) on September 30, 2021.


1. Register

Select the appropriate online award that best suits your application (eligibility information is specific to each award). Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the award with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application.

4. Save

During the Call for Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Nomination as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Application closing, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

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First time visitor? Use the "Register" button. Once you submit your registration, use the "Log in" button and start your online submission.

Returning visitor? Use the "Log in" button and start your online submission.

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