Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program: an APHL-CDC Initiative

Funding Agency:
Association of Public Health Laboratories

APHL and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partner to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs​ to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and to support public health initiatives. ​​As a recipient of American Rescue Plan funding, APHL has also expanded upon its current fellowship program offerings and is adding a new Internship Initiative Program.​

The Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program offers a competency-based core curriculum​, while allowing fellows to gain a depth of understanding about a particular focus area. Fellowship terms are one year, with a possible extension for a second year, depending on the fellowship and funding availability. ​​APHL offers flexible start dates, to meet your and your mentor's needs. 

The fellowship program covers a variety of topics. Below are examples of the different focus areas you could be matched with and placed into: 

  • Bioinformati​cs​
  • Biorisk Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Safety
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Quality Management
  • Ronald H. Laessig Newborn Screening​

Deadline: Rolling

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

  • Applicants must have complete​d a minimum of a bachelor’s degree by the program start date.​

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


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