2018 Application Period is Now Open
The APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Fellowship Program provides scientists with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. The fellowship's mission is to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of AR.
AR Fellowship Program Specifics
The AR Fellowship is a full-time working fellowship program for master's- and doctoral-degree level scientists. Fellows will be placed in one of seven public health laboratories for a 12-month term. Extensions for an additional 12-month term may be granted, provided funding is available. In addition to laboratory-specific work, fellows will participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory
Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network Track
In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN), comprised, in part of seven public health laboratories placed strategically across the US to provide comprehensive laboratory capacity for a variety of AR pathogens with cutting-edge technologies that allow for faster detection to better inform outbreak response. Fellows selected for the ARLN Track are required to participate in an orientation session and two-week rotation at CDC prior to starting work at one of the seven ARLN laboratories.
ARLN Track Host Laboratories
Fellows receive a stipend, allowances for: medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory, professional development, training at CDC, and; complimentary student membership to APHL. The 2017 stipend starts at $43,000 for a master's-level fellow and $52,000 for a postdoctoral-level fellow, with a cost of living adjustment for major metropolitan areas.
Eligibility and requirements
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have completed a master's or postdoctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline by the start date of the fellowship.
The online application includes submission of a narrative statement, resume or CV, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions, and proof of US citizenship or permanent residency. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all materials are received by APHL by the application deadline. Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered. Finalists will be invited to interview with host laboratories.
November 1, 2017
Online applications available for prospective fellows
February 28, 2018
Deadline for receipt of application and supplemental materials to APHL
April 15, 2018
All applicants notified of status. Finalists invited to interview
April – May 2018
Fellows report to host laboratories and begin fellowship
Host Laboratories are pre-selected through other mechanisms. There is no open call for host laboratories at this time.
Meet the 2017 Antimicrobial Resistance Fellows!
The first cohort of APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellows were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Learn more about the 2017 Fellows.
Frequently Asked Questions
View a list of FAQs about the program and the application process.
Nikki Marchan, MPH
Specialist, Antimicrobial Resistance