The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and Macy's, provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health. The Fellowship is currently seeking applications to support 10 undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color (BIPOC) across the United States to submit unique and thought-provoking research proposals or creative projects with a particular focus on health equity and antiracism related to young adult mental health for the 2024 program cycle. This fellowship is not limited to individuals studying or majoring in behavioral health, and welcomes proposals from all disciplines (i.e. biology, sociology, public health, graphic design, etc.).

From January to June 2024, the fellows 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. Projects must be completed, finalized and submitted by Sunday, June 30, 2024.  The full detailed program description and application details may be accessed at

Submit applications below by Friday, October  20, 2023, 11:59pm EST. Preference will be given to early submissions. Individuals seeking selection into the Emerging Scholars Fellowship program must:

  • Submit a one-page C.V. or resume.
  • Submit proof of official IRB approval, if such approval is needed.
  • Include one (1) letter of recommendation from a personal mentor or campus advisor who can help us better appreciate your aptitude as an Emerging Scholar.

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* 1. By checking this box, I am confirming: (1) I have read the information provided, and (2) I meet the eligibility criteria for the Emerging Scholars Fellowship as indicated above.

Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until 11:59pm EST on Friday, October 20, 2022.  Please direct questions to: