Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychology Admissions and Benefits



  • U.S. citizens who are candidates in or have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical/counseling psychology and are enrolled or completed an APA-accredited internship
  • Doctoral requirements must be completed before fellowship
  • Interest in mental health research

Application Procedure


Submit the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official graduate school transcripts (sent directly by your university)

Administrative Contact /Submission of Materials
Mr. Kendall Moore
VA Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry
2450 Holcombe Blvd. Suite 01Y
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 791-1414, Ext. 10304

Program Information
Mark E. Kunik, M.D., MPH
Director, SCMIRECC Psychiatry Fellowship Program
(713) 794-8639


Stipend and Benefits

  • Full-time salary (approx. $59,000 for PGY-5 level)
  • Vacation (13 days per annum); Sick Leave (13 days per annum)
  • Benefits as applicable including eligibility for health insurance and retirement
  • Authorized leave for professional conferences (travel funds usually available)
  • Funding for attendance at the annual MIRECC and VA Mental Health conferences
  • $5,000 in research start-up funds
  • $1,000 for tuition and book costs