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ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

Applications will not be accepted for this program in 2022.

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program is a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the primary purposes of this effort is to “identify new approaches and opportunities for field experience in which graduate candidates and early career professionals with graduate degrees can practice applying skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and field.”

The Program’s purpose is to enable early career professionals with graduate degrees in public health (Masters and Doctoral level) an opportunity to round out their academic training and gain practical public health experience. Fellows will benefit from: exposure to state-of-the-art technology and databases; acquisition of skills and knowledge to enhance their careers; and interaction with technical experts in their chosen fields.

What does the ASPPH Fellowship offer you?

The fellowship program is sponsored cooperatively by ASPPH and CDC, to provide leadership training in public health, prevention practice, and policy. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to:

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June of the application year). Early career professionals with Masters or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from a CEPH-accredited ASPPH-member school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certified in Public Health (CPH) preferred.

How are Fellows selected?

All applications to the fellowship program will undergo an objective and technical review based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the project is most suited for the fellowship.