Predoctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Application Instructions

Please Be Advised

All fellowship awards are subject to future funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Additionally, once applicants are accepted for the fellowship, it is expected that the applicant’s graduate program will also provide additional support toward tuition, health insurance and/or stipend to ensure that the applicant can focus on academic and career goals.

Required Documents to Be Submitted Online

  • Brief cover letter (no more than one page).

  • Application form.

  • Two essays.

  • Addictions training plan.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Three recommendation letters (with recommendation forms).

  • Unofficial transcript(s).

  • GRE report (refer to the application instructions for details).

Dates to Remember

  • Application deadline: Jan. 15.

  • Review process: March.

  • Notification: April via FAST (online).


Complete the online application.

Download the Application Instructions

Instructions are also available by selecting "help" in the online application form.