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Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Call for Proposals

Posted: November 21, 2017

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship seeks proposals for unique and thought-provoking research or creative projects related to mental health. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship program encourages creativity in the development of a project that reflects interest in behavioral health issues; a wide range of project types are likely to receive funding. Each Emerging Scholars project must include a public dissemination component such as a public lecture, film screening, website, blog or installation/exhibit. The public dissemination component of Fellowship projects is meant to provide an opportunity for productive mental health dialogue and learning among peers, faculty and each scholar's greater campus community. 

During the six month fellowship program – which includes both online and in-person components – scholars will complete their projects, build a peer network, connect professionally with a national mentor and gain experience distributing their content to college audiences. To support their work, scholars will be awarded a $1,000 stipend and may also apply for an additional $250 in reimbursement for project material expenses.

The Fellowship encourages proposals from all interested undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. and is dedicated to maximizing diversity within the Scholar network. Participation in the Emerging Scholars Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for leadership development and mentorship in the field of mental health. Scholars are required to apply with a campus advisor in mind to help support and guide the project. Scholars will also be matched with an Emerging Scholars Fellowship mentor. Mentors will review and approve monthly progress reports from scholars, as well as provide overall project guidance and support.

Exemplary projects will be selected for presentation at the Active Minds National Mental Health on Campus Conference. Scholars whose projects are selected will have the opportunity to present their project at a national conference and share their findings and research with student mental health advocates from across the country. 

How to Apply

Download the 2018 Call for Proposals application (pdf). Complete your proposal by answering the questions in the document according to the guidelines. Please submit your completed proposal, a one-page C.V. or resume and one letter of recommendation using Active Minds' online form. Once you access the form, you will need to fill in general contact information, attach/upload all necessary documents, and then click “submit.”

Proposals will be accepted until Sunday, December 10 - 11:30pm ET.  Preference will be given to early submissions. Applicants will be notified by January 10, 2018.

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