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Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship

The Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship:

  • Provides financial support to students who are interested in behavioral health services, particularly those delivered in health care settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and primary care.
  • Is a one-time grant of $8,000 to students in either the Clinical Mental Health, or Health, Disability and Aging concentration.
  • Is awarded only for fall and spring semesters, and is not available for summer registration.

Eligibility

The following students are eligible to receive this fellowship in the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Those who have selected a concentration in either Clinical Mental Health, or Health, Disability and Aging.
  • Full-program (53 credits) students who were admitted in the fall of 2017 or earlier and have completed all of their foundation coursework, including SW 8010–Field Practicum, by the start of fall semester 2018.
  • Advanced-standing students, admitted in any year, who still need to complete the advanced-standing practicum (SW 8030–Advanced Standing Field Practicum), and who agree to complete required coursework.
  • Full-program students who are applying for admission in Fall 2018 are NOT eligible for this fellowship in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Requirements

  • Complete the Social Work IBH Fellowship application by Friday, March 30, 2018.
  • A student’s acceptance into the Social Work Fellowship in Integrated Behavioral Health is contingent upon being matched with and agreeing to complete an IBH-approved field placement. That is, acceptance into the fellowship program is provisional and nonbinding until confirmation is received that the student has accepted an IBH-approved field placement. In addition, the student must complete a tailored curriculum and take part in all required IBH Fellowship program activities.

Important Statement Regarding Financial Aid and the IBH Fellowship

It is the School of Social Work’s (SSW) policy to support with financial aid as many students as possible in a meaningful way. This aid includes SSW graduate assistantships and fellowships. Students who receive financial aid from the school are not eligible to receive multiple forms of aid that originate from SSW sources.

The IBH fellowship offers an annual $8,000 award that is divided equally across the fall and spring semesters only. Certain stipulations apply if you accept an IBH fellowship award:

  1. You cannot have a concurrent Graduate Assistantship (GA) or fellowship (e.g., Kaplan Fellowship) that is funded by the School of Social Work (SSW). Please note this restriction does not apply if you have a GA position that is funded outside the SSW.
  2. If your field placement provides a stipend, your IBH fellowship award will be adjusted so that the total amount received from both funding sources does not exceed $8,000. For example, if you receive a $3,000 field placement stipend, the IBH program will reduce its award to $5,000 so that the sum of the field placement stipend and IBH award equals $8,000.

Contact Dr. Megan Morrissey, mmorriss@umn.edu, if you have any questions about SSW financial aid.

Note: Your IBH fellowship may be taxable. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 and other helpful resources on the University Tax Management Office website for guidance. If you have specific questions about the tax implications of your fellowship, please consult a tax professional.