Emerging Scholars Fellowship 2019

Call for Applications

Due December 9

Call for Applications

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation, provides mentorship and funding to select students to complete mental health projects in collaboration with a cohort of peers and national experts in the field.

Apply by December 9, 2018. Preference will be given to early submissions. All applications will be notified by January 11, 2019.

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About the Emerging Scholars Fellowship

Select students will receive $1,000 to complete projects related to the increase of help-seeking and accessibility of mental health services among any of the following unique student populations: first-generation students, Greek life members, or student athletes.

Undergraduate or graduate students from any major may apply, and we welcome proposals that focus on research, creative expression, technology, or other modes.

During the six-month fellowship, scholars will complete their projects, build a peer network, connect professionally with a national mentor, and gain experience distributing their content to the public. Active Minds will select six fellowship recipients who will receive $1,000 stipends and an additional $250 in reimbursement for project expenses.

Feel free to download and share a flyer with information on the Emerging Scholars Fellowship call for proposals.


Active Minds will select six student-led proposals that seek to address help-seeking and accessibility of mental health services among any of the following unique student populations: first-generation students, members of Greek life, or student athletes.

Additional expectations:

  • Scholars must identify a campus advisor to help support and guide the project.
  • Scholars are required to attend two all-day, expense paid, in-person meetings – in March 2019 at the Active Minds National Conference in Washington, DC and in June 2019 in Philadelphia. Applicants must be available on these dates and prepared to attend these meetings if selected as a scholar.
  • Scholars should spend at least 1-3 hours per week on their project between January and June 2019.
  • Scholars will submit monthly progress reports and include a “live” public dissemination strategy such as a public lecture or presentation, film screening, website, blog or vlog, or installation/exhibit.
  • Final projects must be completed, finalized, and submitted by Sunday, June 8, 2019.

Active Minds will match scholars with a national expert mentor based on their topic. Mentors will review and approve monthly progress reports and provide overall project guidance and support. Scholars will also have the opportunity to present their project at the Active Minds National Conference in March.



The Emerging Scholars Fellowship encourages proposals from U.S. undergraduate and graduate students and is dedicated to maximizing diversity within the scholar network.