​​​APHL is not accepting host site ​​​​​applications for the 2018 cycle.​​​

​APHL member local and state public health laboratories are eligible to apply to host EH Laboratory Fellows. Please read all the instructions and requirements below carefully before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact APHL at eh@aphl.org.

Instructions and Requirements​​

APHL member state and local public health laboratories may apply to host one or more EH Laboratory Fellows. The host laboratory and staff must demonstrate the ability to provide a high quality training experience and research opportunities for t​he fellow, in accordance with the program timeline. 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. There is no guarantee that an eligible laboratory will receive a fellow. Prior to application submission please review the following program requirements and responsibilities. The host laboratory must:

  • Be an APHL member laboratory
  • Have broad laboratory capabilities to ensure fellows are familiar with relevant techniques in a given specialty
  • Demonstrate adequate analytical chemistry capabilities in human exposure assessment
  • Have a demonstrated ability to provide training and/or research opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for the fellow to participate in "research in progress" or other relevant seminar series of teleconferences
  • Provide an on-site primary and secondary mentor who will inform, instruct and provide an example for the fellow. The mentor will assist the fellow as a functional member of the laboratory and provide a stimulating atmosphere in which to learn and conduct research
  • Allow the fellow sufficient time away from the proposed laboratory-specific work to participate in APHL-led distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies. This distance-based training is expected to take up to 30% of the fellow's time during the program
  • Designate an on-site "facilitator" to interact with the fellow, mentors, and host laboratory personnel. This individual will assist the fellow in the logistics of working at the laboratory and situating to the area, including locating local housing
  • Supply the fellow with appropriate office and laboratory space, facilities, technical and clerical support. This includes an email account, and access to necessary equipment and personne​l

Mentor Requirements and Responsibiliti​​es

The primary and secondary mentors will be highly experienced public health laboratorians who will guide and direct the fellow for the duration of the program. The mentors will work at the host laboratory and be responsible for the academic, technical and ethical development of the fellow. The mentors must:

  • Hold a supervisory level laboratory position
  • Have research and training experience/goals complimentary to the fellow's project
  • Be available and accessible for the duration of the program
  • Provide a realistic appraisal of the fellow's goals and performance based on objectives agreed upon at the beginning of the assignment
  • Provide constructive criticism and enthusiastic support to the fellow
  • Provide periodic written reports to APHL on the fellow's progress


​Please check our website in 2018 for the program application. ​