Global Mental Health Scholars Program

About The Program

Columbia Global Mental Health Scholars are distinguished researchers with expertise in a particular area of mental and behavioral disorders.

Through this fellowship program, the Scholars are provided with an opportunity to expand their research to a global platform. Under the auspices of the GMHP, GMH Scholars provide leadership and support for advancing research studies related to the ICD-11 in their diagnostic area of expertise (e.g. Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, Culture & Psychopathology). These studies will centrally inform the development of the ICD-11 and impact the classification of mental disorders across the globe.

GMH Scholars also have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and collaborations with the WHO Field Studies Coordination Group throughout their tenure as Scholars. GMH Scholars receive funding to cover 20% of their time (up to a maximum of $25,000) to support their research engagement in a global research network that has been established to support the WHO ICD-11 Field Studies.

Open to postdoctoral scientists, research fellows, and faculty committed to a research career in mental and behavioral disorders, application submissions are accepted on an invitation basis. Further information about the fellowship and the application process will be made available on this website when it is available.

Former Global Mental Health Scholars