APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Association of Public Health Laboratories

The APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship​ trains and prepares bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics. Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems while gaining experience in areas including metagenomics, human genetics, algorithm/software development, microbial genomics and more.

​The program is a full-time working fellowship for bachelor’s-, master’s- and doctoral-level scientists. The program term is one year, with a possible extension. Fellows are placed in state, local and territorial public health laboratories as well as environmental, chemical, agricultural and food safety laboratories, and occasionally federal laboratories. Fellows receive training and collaborate on a wide range of current and emerging public health problems. 

Once in their host laboratories, fellows are supervised by an experienced mentor and work on contemporary public health projects. Fellows collaborate with public health laboratorians, epidemiologists and other subject matter experts to synthesize and correlate data into actionable public health information as part of ongoing Advanced Molecular Detection projects. In addition to project-specific work, fellows participate in program orientation and distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory​ core competencies.


Pro​grams with January 2022 Start Date: Applications Due October 29, 2021

​Progr​ams with Summer 2022​ Start Date: Applications Open Nov. 1, 2021—Feb. 28, 2022​​

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree by the program start date.

Amount Description

Fellows receive a stipend, allowances for health insurance and professional development, and complimentary student membership to APHL. The 2022 stipend range is $41,000–​68,000 depending on degree, experience and host laboratory location.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

February 28, 2022