Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/4/2023

CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program

CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation’s ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program.

The CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is designed for recent master’s or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in public health practice at the state or local level. The program provides rigorous training for its participants while also being flexible to meet the particular interests of the Fellow. Fellows are carefully matched to host agencies based on the Fellow’s career interests and the host agency’s available opportunities. Program participants develop a set of core skills through competency-based training.

Deadline: January 19, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must have their epidemiology or a related qualifying degree and/or coursework completed at an institution accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH). Please visit the CEPH website for more information about accredited programs.

At least four graduate-level epidemiology courses and one graduate-level biostatistics course. These courses can be completed and/or in progress.

Desire to pursue a long-term career at a state, territorial, local, or tribal health department.

Proof of United States Citizenship or United States permanent resident status.

Demonstrated analytical skills.

Amount Description

Fellows with a masters-level degree will be paid a bimonthly stipend of up to $41,000 annually. Doctoral-level candidates will be paid up to $56,000. Stipends will be set according to location, cost of living, and pay structure at the host agency.
In addition to the stipend, up to $320 per month ($3,840 per year) will be available to defray the costs for individual health insurance coverage selected by the Fellow. These funds are to be used for basic health insurance
Moving/Relocation Expenses: 
Up to $1,000 will be provided for moving related expenses.
Professional Development: 
$970 per year is provided to each Fellow for professional development. This stipend can be used for travel to meetings or conferences, short-term training programs, purchasing work-related books, and classes intended to aid in work-related projects.