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This exciting new initiative is aimed at increasing the capacity of social work and other professions to provide team-based and integrated addictions and behavioral health services to underserved populations in Western New York primary care settings. 

The UB School of Social Work is partnering with the UB School of Nursing and UB Rehabilitation Counseling program to provide students with opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral care in their field placements. 

The project is supported by funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, under grant number M01HP31333 of the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Program.  


As a fellow, you will:

  • Receive an annual $10,000 stipend. A pool of placements have been preselected based on Fellowship criteria and agency participation in BHWET. 
  • Receive enriched educational, training and career development opportunities focused on interprofessional practice.


To be eligible for the fellowship, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time traditional or full-time advanced standing MSW student in the UB School of Social Work.
  • Be entering your advanced year field placement.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or foreign national with a visa permitting permanent residence.
  • Complete a competitive BHWET application.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted beginning February 1. Applicants must be a current MSW student or have an acceptance letter to the Full-time Advanced Standing MSW Program.

  1. Complete your application to the UB School of Social Work full-time MSW Program by the posted deadline.
  2. Complete the BHWET fellowship application. Save the completed application as a PDF document, and submit along with a resume to Laura Lewis at lalewis@buffalo.edu by April 1.
  3. The selection committee will review applications and select candidates for interviews.
  4. Following interviews, the selection committee will identify fellowship candidates and assign placements.