Fellowship Opportunities

CiTECH Fellowship

The Center for Interventions to Enhance Community Health (CiTECH) is announcing fellowship opportunities for faculty in the School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry to promote the development of community-based research programs in behavioral health.  The CiTECH fellowship is designed for faculty in Social Work or Psychiatry who would benefit from mentorship, course release, and training to develop or grow their area of scholarship in community-based mental health services research and/or dissemination and implementation science in behavioral health.

The CiTECH fellowship will provide eligible faculty with:

  1. Senior mentorship in community-based research on behavioral health;
  2. Course release to conduct scholarship in mental health services or dissemination and implementation science in behavioral health; and/or
  3. Training in dissemination and implementation science and community-based behavioral health research.

Fellowship terms are for one semester during the academic year (fall or spring), and annual application due dates are July 15 (for fall) and November 15 (for spring).  It is anticipated that 1-2 fellowship positions will be award per academic term, based on funding availability and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.  Applications may be submitted prior to the due date and will be reviewed for merit on an ongoing basis.  Priority will be given to eligible junior faculty, although faculty at all ranks are encouraged to apply.  Fellowships may address any area within behavioral health relevant to the Center’s mission, with current priority areas including the prevention and treatment of: 1) mood disorders and suicide; 2) psychosis; and 3) addiction.

Fellowship applications should include:

  • Name, address, email, and telephone number of the applicant
  • Participating schools, departments, or other academic units
  • Letter of request (1 page) outlining:
    • Background of the applicant in behavioral health research
    • Proposed aims and activities for the fellowship
    • Proposed CiTECH-affiliated mentor
    • Resources requested (e.g., course release, travel to training)
  • Curriculum vitae of the fellow
  • Curriculum vitae of the mentor

Formatting requirements are: 1/2″ margins (minimum), single spacing (minimum), and 11 pt Helvetica or Arial font.

Applications may be submitted online.  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Due dates are July 15 for fall and November 15 for spring fellowships.  For additional information please contact Shaun Eack, Ph.D. (sme12@pitt.edu) or visit CiTECH online at www.citech.pitt.edu.