​​​​​​​​Public Health Laboratory Fellowship Program: an APHL-CDC Initiative

​​​​All US state, local and territorial public health laboratories, as well as non-federal environmental, chemical, agricultural, veterinary and food safety laboratories may apply to host fellows. ​​Mentors from APHL member or non-member laboratories are encouraged to apply as long as the mission of their laboratory supports public health initiatives. Prior to application submission, please review the host laboratory and mentor requirements ​outlined below. Learn more about the application process.​

Fellowship Project Supply Funding

Mentors can apply to receive a reimbursement of up to $10,000 per fellow, per fellow contract year, to support individual fellowship projects. Please see the dropdown below for more details.

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Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.

NOTICE: APHL Office Closure and Fellowship Application System Pause  

Notice to all Fellowship Program Applicants: APHL will be closed between December 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024. The Fellowship Program application system will remain open during this time period and will allow applicants to continue to apply. However, beginning December 11 we will be implementing a temporary pause on application submission reviews and processing. We will resume our normal operations on January 2, 2024. Please plan accordingly and submit any draft applications as soon as possible. Expect a communication delay between December 11 and January 2 regarding submitted applications.  

​Questions About the Application Process?​​

If you have questions about the application process, please send us an email to fellowships@aphl.org​. If your questions cannot be answered over email or you need technical assistance, feel free to attend our weekly office hours​ on Wednesdays from 3 – 4 pm ET.