Apply for the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program 2017

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Friday, 14 April 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2017 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 7th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows work under the leadership of CDC's Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.


About the Fellowship

·         The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program aims to expand the capacity of CDC programs to conduct evaluation and increase its usefulness and impact.

·         The Evaluation Fellowship Program signifies CDC’s dual commitment to making program evaluation a standard part of practice and to developing a cadre of professionals with the skills to make that happen. With the CDC Evaluation Fellowship, programs will have the resources, tools, and leadership to continuously improve their work.

·         Started in 2011 with an initial class of 5 Fellows, the Fellowship has about 15-20 Fellows each year.

·         Though the Fellowship has grown dramatically in just a few years, the Fellowship remains highly competitive, with only about 10% of applicants being selected for the Evaluation Fellowship Program.

·         The Fellowship is intended to be a two-year program, with the second year contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.


About the CDC Evaluation Fellows

·         Fellows are PhD or master’s degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other disciplines relevant to CDC’s work. Successful applicants also typically have significant experience in applied evaluation projects.

·         Fellows are typically based in Atlanta, although we have had some Fellows at CDC Centers in Washington, DC.

·         Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience.

·         Unlike many Fellowships, CDC Evaluation Fellows receive substantial financial support for their training and professional development, and a supplement to offset health insurance costs.


Applying for the Fellowship

·         Applicants for the Fellowship go through an extensive selection process, including interviews with potential host programs, culminating in CDC host programs and Fellows being matched based on mutual interest.

·         Candidates must have received their qualifying degree within the past five years.

·         Qualifying degree must be completed by end of Spring semester of the year candidate is applying and on transcript by June.

·         Appointments will be full-time at CDC, typically in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

·         This is a training fellowship so Fellows do not become employees of CDC.

·         Fellows are brought on through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). 

·         Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. For more information see the ORISE Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens.

·         The deadline for applying to the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program is April 14, 2017, 1 pm Eastern Time.

·         To apply, create a profile, complete a short survey, and upload your CV/resume here:



·         April 14: Application deadline

·         Mid to late April:  We will select and notify finalist Fellows

·         May 1-31:  Host programs interview potential Fellows

·         Early June:  Fellow selection and notification

·         August 14:  Fellows must start by this date