News from Active Minds

Apply to be an Emerging Scholars Fellow

Are you a student interested in doing mental health research? Are you worried about acquiring funding and the educational support you need? Well, I have some mighty good news for you!

Active Minds and the Thomas Scattergood Foundation want you to apply to the Emerging Scholars Fellowship.

So you might be thinking: What’s in it for me?

  1. Funding. In this day and age, funding is a critical component to seeing through research. If you become a fellow you get $1,250 to use in your project.


2. Build a peer network. You will be able to connect with other scholars and personally learn from each other during in-person and online meetings. In addition, you will be able to connect with a larger audience via blogs and a potential in-person presentation at our national conference next fall!


3. Connect professionally. Being a fellow not only allows you to connect with other Emerging Scholars, but also gives you an on-campus advisor and a mentor provided by Active Minds and the Scattergood Foundation!  You will have the opportunity to learn and discuss your ideas with an experienced professional, which makes this program really unique.


4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. The power is in your hands! We’ll provide you with the support you need, but, in the end, this project is the product of your imagination. Get creative and ask thought-provoking questions.


5. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Most importantly, you have the chance to enact real change and make an impact. Did you know the Mental Health Unity Pledge started as an Emerging Scholars’ research project? Just think, that could be you.

Make a Difference

So what are you waiting for? This is your time to shine, you could be one of the next 2015 Emerging Scholars! Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Sunday, December 14 – 9:00 PM Eastern Time, so apply today! 

To get more information please see the Emerging Scholars Page on the Active Minds website or email Candace Daniels, Senior Program Manager, at with specific questions about the application process.