​​​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​

​​Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Fellowship Program

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

Nine laboratories are pre-selected by APHL as host laboratories​; they include the regional labs of the AR Lab Network, CDC and the host laboratory for the Drug Resistant TB Track. APHL will recruit two to three additional​​ laboratories to host a Master's-level fellow.

Key information for potential​ host laboratories:

  • Eligible Laboratories: APHL-member local and state public health laboratories

  • Application Period: November 2019—February 28, 2020

  • Fellows Start: Summer 2020

Learn more about becoming an AR Fellowship host laboratory, and contact​ Nikki Marchan, specialist, Antimicrobial Resistance or Kelly Wroblewski, director, Infectious Disease​​.

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 Period: November 2019—February 28, 2020

  • Fellows Start: July 2020 (can be flexible)

Learn more about becoming a Bioinformatics Fellowship host laboratory, and contact Christin Hanigan, senior specialist, Advanced Molecular Detection.​

Newborn Screening Bioinformatics and Data Analytics Fellowship Program

The Newborn Screening Bioinformatics and Data Analytics Fellowship places graduates of bioinformatics or biostatistics programs in Newborn Screening (NBS) public health laboratories to utilize their skills to conduct specialized NGS and data analytics projects for certain RUSP disorders. Interested Public Health laboratories may apply  here.

Key information for potential host laboratories:

  • Eligible Laboratories: APHL-member local and state newborn screening laboratories

  • Application Period: November 2019—February 29, 2020

  • Fellows Start: July 2020 (can be flexible)

Learn more about becoming a Newborn Screening Bioinformatics and Data Analytics host laboratory and contact Hiral Desai, specialist, Newborn Screening & Genetics with questions.​

Fellowships Not Currently Accepting ​Host Laboratory Applications

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 Period: Not accepting applications at this time

Learn more about becoming an Environmental Health Fellowship host laboratory, and 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 Period: Not accepting applications at this time. Check back in 2020 for updates.

Learn more about becoming an Infectious Disease Fellowship host laboratory, and 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 Period: Not accepting applications at this time

Learn more about becoming a NBS Fellowship host laboratory​ and contact Hiral Desai, specialist, Newborn Screening & Genetics with questions.