Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Association of Public Health Laboratories

The Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.  The fellowship’s mission is to provide a high quality training experience for the fellow while providing workforce capacity to the public health laboratory community.
The program is a one-year full-time working fellowship for master’s level scientists.  Fellows are placed in local and state public health laboratories throughout the US to receive training in bench-level laboratory skills and methods, and assist with high-priority infectious disease testing, surveillance, and control measures.  Fellows may have opportunities to collaborate with federal (CDC) public health laboratories.  All fellows participate in an orientation session to gain a general understanding of the public health laboratory system and how it related to infectious disease research, prevention, surveillance and control.  Once in their host laboratories, fellows are supervised by an experienced mentor and work on bench-level projects proposed by the host laboratory.  In addition to laboratory-specific work, fellows participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies.

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Applicants to the program must have completed a master’s degree in a science-related discipline by the program start date.  Applicants must be able to participate in the orientation session and start their appointment at the host laboratory following the program timeline.

Applicants must hold (or expect to complete by July 2017) a recent master’s-level degree (for example, MS, MPH, or MSPH) in biology, microbiology, virology, chemistry, public health or a related discipline. The degree must have been received within the last 5 years.



Amount Description

Fellows receive a stipend, allowance for medical insurance, travel reimbursement to the host laboratory, a professional development allowance, and complimentary student membership to APHL.  The 2017 stipend starts at $41,000/year, with a cost of living adjustment for major metropolitan areas.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 17, 2017