Wednesday, August 26, 2015

APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship





The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to spend one year in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Health Organization (WHO), in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan. Although the program provides the opportunity to work at WHO on mental health issues, this program does not provide full funding for the fellowship year. The fellow will receive modest support for additional living costs in Geneva and related travel. This support is intended to supplement the fellow’s regular source of income.

The program is designed to: 
  • Provide psychologists with exposure to and involvement with international global mental health policy and implementation.
  • Contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in global mental health policy and implementation.
  • Broaden awareness about the value of socio-behavioral approaches to health and mental health in a global context.

The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health fellow will be assigned (seconded) to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Funding for the fellowship will include US$30,000 for living expenses in Geneva and related travel. No salary funds are provided. It is anticipated that the fellow will bring institutional or other core funding.

After selection, the fellow's specific research activities will be specified in a work plan, developed in consultation with the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, APA and IUPsyS.

Eligibility
Psychologists at all career levels with research experience and leadership in at least one of the areas related to the Mental Health Action Plan's objectives (see “Description”) are encouraged to apply. Applicants: 
  • Must be APA members or have applied for APA membership at the time of application, and hold a doctoral degree in psychology.
  • Must have demonstrated research expertise relevant to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan.
  • May be based in any country and must demonstrate resources for core funding during the fellowship year.

In addition, visa approval for work in Switzerland requires that the applicant demonstrate planned employment upon their anticipated return to their home country at the end of the fellowship year. The timing of the fellowship year will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of representatives from APA and IUPsyS, and subject to approval by WHO.

The application deadline is Sept. 30 2015, midnight EST.





For further details and application please visit the APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship page.

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