The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is responsible for providing Federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The mission of the IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of AI/AN. The IHS has the authority to administer programs that are designed to attract and recruit qualified individuals into health professions to ensure the availability of health professionals to serve AI/AN populations. IHS provides grants to colleges and universities to develop and maintain psychology education programs and recruit individuals to become Clinical Psychologists who will provide services to AI/AN people. Psychology program scholarship grants may be used by the educational institution to provide scholarships to Indian students enrolled in clinical psychology education programs. According to the terms and conditions of the psychology program scholarship grant award, scholarship awards are for a 1-year period; additional scholarship support may be awarded to each eligible student for up to four years (maximum).
The purpose of this IHS cooperative agreement is to augment the number of Indian Clinical Psychologists who deliver health care services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The primary objectives of this cooperative agreement award are to:
- recruit and train individuals to be Clinical Psychologists; and
- provide scholarships to individuals enrolled in schools of clinical psychology to pay tuition, books, fees and stipends for living expenses.
Applications are due June 20, 2019.