MA Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

MA Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

In response to Massachusetts' (MA) increasing demand for psychiatric and mental health services, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) utilized funds received from the U.S. Department of the Treasury from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) to establish a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Fellowship Program.

The PMHNP Fellowship program, managed by UMass Chan Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing (UMass Chan GSN) in partnership with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC) is offered to both PMHNP graduates and registered nurse PMHNP students at Community Health Centers (CHCs) across Massachusetts. PMHNP graduates will fulfill a 12-month service commitment. PMHNP students will have a semester-long obligation with the option to extend the Fellowship to additional semesters.

At least four CHCs will be funded in the program's first year, and at least one rural health center funded during each year of the program. CHCs may apply for more than one Fellow placement.

Please Note: CHCs who serve diverse communities, rural communities, or are in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Click here for the UMass Chan GSN PMHNP program


    This Fellowship offers CHCs the opportunity to expand their ability to attract and prepare skilled PMHNPs to provide community psychiatric and behavioral health services. The Fellowship offers graduates who have completed a PMHNP program and student registered nurses enrolled in a PMHNP program the opportunity to increase their knowledge and improve their skills while receiving support from preceptors and supervising clinicians at the CHC

    Core Program Components

  • Compensation for preceptors and clinical supervisors supporting PMHNP Fellows.
  • Salary, fringe, and incentives for graduate Fellows supported by grant funding.
  • Stipends for student Fellows supported by grant funding.
  • Remote clinical supervision support is available, if necessary.
  • Didactics provided by UMass Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing.

  • FAQs: RFP, Application and Program Questions

    Please send all questions to:

    Once the RFP is released, questions related to the RFP and CHC application will be accepted via email until August 28th, 2023 at11:59 PM EST. All answers to these questions will be posted in the FAQs link below by September 11th, 2023. All dates are subject to change so please check back!

    General program questions can be submitted to the same email address and will be posted and answered on this website in the FAQs link below on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the program.

    If you encounter any issues with submission, please email Emily Price at


    **All dates are subject to change so please check back!

    Event Anticipated Date/ Time
    Kick-off Informational Session (link to the recording and slides posted below) June 20th, 2023
    Request for Proposals Released August 14th, 2023
    Webinar providing further details on RFP, application, and Fellowship Program content August 16th, 2023, 10:00am EST
    Deadline for Submission of Questions Related to RFP/CHC Application August 28th, 2023 11:59 PM EST
    Posting of Answers to Questions. No questions related to the RFP or CHC application process will be accepted beyond the date announced September 11th, 2023
    Applications Due September 25th, 11:59 PM EST
    Notice of Acceptance (with conditions) Fall 2023
    Fellowship Year Starts Anticipated Start date January 2024 or upon identification of student or graduate fellow and signing of the contract.


    1Established under Section 602 of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 9901 of ARPA

    2What is Shortage Designation? Bureau of Health Workforce ( )

    3HRSA definition of rural

    *Please download the fillable PDF to complete your proposal application, please send all required attachments as PDFs. If you have any problems opening or completing the fillable PDF, please email