The program is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location. Eligible fields of study include:
- Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
- Viral and Rickettsial Infections
- Nosocomial Infections
- Vector-borne Infectious Diseases
- Parasitic Diseases
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend (up to $46,106), health benefits (up to $3000 annually) for a maximum of 2 years, relocation benefits (up to $500), and (up to $2000 annually) for professional development for a maximum of 2 years.
The program is intended for individuals who either earned their doctorate degree or completed a primary residency within three years of their proposed start date. Applicants may not have a faculty position or be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the fellowship. Considerations will be given to individuals with more experience if there are compelling reasons. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, or national origin.
Criteria for Selection
Applications are reviewed for (i) scientific merit and training potential of the research proposal, (ii) training resources and environment from the identified preceptor, and (iii) congruence with the Centers for Diseases public health mission.
ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
American Society for Microbiology
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