Hogg Foundation for Mental Health seeks applicants for 2014 Policy Fellowships

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Network faithful in Texas take note – The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education. Developing a highly trained, culturally diverse, and consumer-oriented mental health workforce is one of the foundation’s current priorities.

To that end, the foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations in Texas, governmental agencies, and academic institutions to apply for 2014 Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship grants. The annual program is designed to increase the number of individuals and organizations effectively participating in mental health policy analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Two-year fellowships are open to recent graduates of law, social work, public policy, and other related graduate programs. The foundation assumes that the fellow’s base annual salary will be between $40,000 and $45,000, as determined by the organization’s salary structure (not including fringe benefits). The foundation will fund 95 percent of the fellow’s annual salary. In addition, the award includes a professional development allowance of $2,000.

Each fellow will be required to have a designated mentor with appropriate experience in policy and mental health. Proposals should provide mentoring plans that indicate how the mentor will provide appropriate training, professional development, and supervision. The grant includes a mentor stipend of $5,000 per year. The mentor may be selected from the organization’s existing staff or from outside the organization.

Organizations eligible to apply include nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and colleges and universities based or operating in Texas. Applicants are not required to be mental health organizations.

See the Hogg Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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