​​​A​​​PHL fellowships strengthen the public health laboratory workforce by providing high-quality training experiences for bachelor's-, master's- and doctoral-level laboratory scientists, who in turn increase their host laboratory's capacity to support existing programs and respond to emerging threats. Unless otherwise noted, fellowships generally begin in the summer and last one to two​ years.

If your lab could benefit from hosting a fellow, see the list of programs below for information on when and how to apply.

Fellowships Currently Accepting Host Laboratory Applications​

​Bioinformatics Fellowship Program

The Bioinformatics Fellowship​ provides master's- and doctoral-level bioinformaticians the opportunity to apply their expertise to a range of important and emerging public health problems and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics.

Key information for potential host laboratories:​

  • Eligible laboratories​: APHL-member local and state laboratories, and CDC laboratories
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Fellow start date:  July 2018 (can be flexible)
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For more information or questions, please contact Christin Hanigan​, senior specialist, Advanced Molecular Detection.


Fellowships Not Currently Accepting ​Host Laboratory Applications

​​Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship Program

The Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Fellowship provides master's- and doctoral-level scientists the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. 

Host laboratories need not apply; laboratories are pre-selected by APHL​.

For more information or questions, please contact​ Nikki Marchan, specialist, Antimicrobial Resistance or Kelly Wroblewski, director, Infectious Disease​​.

Environmental Health Laboratory Fellowship​​ Program​

The Environmental Health Fellowship​ provides bachelor's-, master's and doctoral-level scientists the opportunity to support initiatives related to human chemical exposures, such as targeted biomonitoring or environmental health surveillance.

Key information for potential host laboratories:​

  • Eligible laboratories​:​ APHL-member local and state public health laboratories
  • Application deadline: Not accepting applications at this time
  • Fellows start date: No start date has been set for the next cohort

Learn more about becoming a host laboratory or contact​ the Environmental Health Department​ with questions.

​​​Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship​

The Infectious Disease Fellowship provides master's-level scientists the opportunity to develop and expand their bench-level laboratory skills and assist with high-priority infectious disease testing, surveillance, and control measures.​

Key information for potential host laboratories:​

  • Eligible laboratories​: APHL-member local and state public health laboratories
  • Application deadline: Not accepting applications at this time. Check back in the fall of 2019 for updates.

Learn more about becoming a host laboratory or contact​ the​ Fellowship Department with questions.​

Ronald H. Laessig Memorial Newborn Screening Fellowship

The Newborn Screening (NBS) Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scientists with a strong interest in NBS and/or genetics research. Fellows will receive intensive training in NBS laboratory practice and an introduction to follow-up, treatment and management .

Key information for potential host laboratories:

  • Eligible laboratories: APHL-member local and state public health laboratories
  • Application deadline: Not accepting applications at this time

Learn more about becoming a host laboratory​ or contact Guisou Zarbalian, senior specialist, Newborn Screening & Genetics with questions.