Public Health: Scholarships, Fellowships
Career Training Programs and Postdoctoral Awards

Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health,
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Alcohol Research Group and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Graduate Research Training in Alcohol Problems and Alcohol-Related Disparities

Dec 31 Two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol and drug studies. Fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Training focuses specifically on study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment (both formal and informal) of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and alcohol-related problems. However, some focus is devoted to drug use and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both our training program and ARG broadly.

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Traineeships, Fellowships and Internships

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

Jan 9 PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid fellowship within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public Health Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies and hold positions that are functionally indistinguishable from their local colleagues.


Open The Internships Program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

Recent Graduates Program

Open The Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).

Public Health Informatics Fellowships

Nov 1 The Public Health Informatics Fellowship (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied fellowship for professionals with a master's or higher degree. We train professionals to apply information science and technology to the practice of public health.


ASA/NCHS Research Fellowships Program

Nov 30 The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ASA/NCHS Research Fellowships bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data, and facilities.


CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowships

Jan 27 The Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship (PEF) is a 2-year, highly-selective research fellowship for recent doctoral graduates with a background in economics, policy analysis, operations research, decision sciences, other quantitative areas. The PEF allows applicants to apply their academic training in quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention. Fellows have the opportunity to work with leading researchers on issues of critical importance.


Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Jan 27 Ten-week summer internship for students interested in a career in environmental health; open to rising juniors and rising seniors majoring in environmental fields, such as, chemistry, engineering, biology, or ecology, or other environmental studies.

Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

Feb 3 Ten-week summer program for students majoring in environmental health at an Accredited Environmental Health Academic Program (AEHAP) participating school.


Dental Public Health Residency

Feb 15 Applicants must have completed a dental degree (DDS or DMD) from an accredited dental school. In addition, the applicant must have completed at least one academic year of advanced training in public health and obtained a graduate degree, a Master of Public Health (MPH) or comparable degree.


Hubert Global Health Fellowships for Medical and Veterinary School Students

Feb 21 This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment.


CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH)

Feb 3 The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR. During the program interns will be assigned to projects that utilize the skills they've acquired through graduate studies and personal experiences. Interns will also be able to take advantage of lecture series and other opportunities offered at the CDC.


CDC Disease Detective Camp for Upcoming High School Juniors and Seniors

Apr 3 CDC Disease Detective Camp is a week-long day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that exposes students to epidemiology, the field of public health and the diverse career opportunities within the field of public health. Two separate, but identical iterations of the camp are held each summer.


Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students

Mar 30 The Epidemiology Elective Program (Epi Elective) is a 6 to 8 week rotation for senior medical and veterinary students sponsored by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Environmental Health Traineeships and Fellowships

Aug 2 The program offers specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists. EH Traineeship: Short-term (2-6 week) specialized training in environmental health technology and testing methods for current laboratory staff (a "trainee"). EH Fellowship: Recruiting and hosting a one or two-year full-time "fellow" (not on current staff) who would be based in a laboratory and receive short-term (2-6 week) training opportunities from other state or federal laboratories, and/or other appropriate facilities.


Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)

Aug 15 The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a 2-year postgraduate program of service and training in applied epidemiology. EIS is a unique program of mentoring and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in applied epidemiology.


Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F)

Aug 19 The PMR/F programs seek qualified Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers or alumni with an interest in public health and preventive medicine, and a commitment to public service.


Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowships

Sep This two-year program offers fellows affiliations with Emory University Medical School, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more. Fellows also work with world-class Medical Toxicology experts at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), five Atlanta-area hospitals, and the Georgia Poison Center - one of the busiest poison call centers in the country. Open to all US citizens as well as foreign medical graduates who have or are able to obtain a medical license to practice in the US. An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification is required for all non-citizens.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Policy Fellowships

Nov 15 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

University of California, San Francisco, Center for Aids Prevention Studies

Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS)

Dec 1 Two- and three-year postdoctoral fellowships in studies relating to the prevention of AIDS. Offered through the UCSF Department of Medicine, TAPS is located at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), which is itself part of the Division of Prevention Science within the Department of Medicine. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctorate degree. The program is suitable for those who are currently completing their doctoral, residency, or clinical fellowship programs as well as for those who have recently completed their doctoral degrees and seek careers as independent researchers.

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training

Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

Nov 18 JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.

Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)

Nov 15 SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) — Fellowships and Internships

CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowships

Jan 13 The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowships

Sep 29 Students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health.

ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowships

Jan 28 One- to two-year fellowships in global health training for master's and doctoral graduates from an ASPPH-member school. The purpose of the fellowship program is to enhance training of graduates of the schools and programs of public health with an interest in global health and HIV/AIDS. The training offered through this program will expand the global health prevention workforce and provide fellows an opportunity to gain practical, first-hand experience on the front lines of international public health. Fellows will benefit from an opportunity to apply and translate academic knowledge of public health to real world situations.

ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowships

Jan 27 One- to two-year fellowships in environmental health and policy for master's and doctoral graduates from an ASPPH-member school. To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).


ASPPH Headquarters Internships

Mar 6 Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at an ASPPH-member graduate school or program of public health (click here), accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Applicants must be students at the time of application, although may have graduated prior to entering the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold visas permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (i.e., have a "Green Card") to be eligible for the Internship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) — Training Opportunities

Residency Rotations in Health Policy for Preventive Medicine Residents

Jan 20 The APTR-ODPHP Health Policy Residency Rotation Program provides excellent learning opportunities in Federal health policy for preventive medicine and primary care residents. Residents witness federal health policy in the making and consider the significant role of physicians in the process.


Paul Ambrose Scholarships in Leadership Training and Education for Graduate Clinical Students Interested in Public Health, Prevention, Health Care Policy, and Medical and Health Sciences Education

Mar 7 The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program prepares public health and health professions students to address population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to student teams to conduct a community-based health education project at their institution.


Luther L. Terry Senior Fellowships in Preventive Medicine

This two-year Fellowship experience provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a national figure in both prevention policy and medical education. The fellowship has been an excellent opportunity for clinicians to gain substantial health policy experience through engagement in policy development and decision making at the highest levels within the Department of Health and Human Services. Fellows have frequent contact with the public health community and gains substantial insight into the operations and interactions of its constituent members.

APTR/CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowships for Recent Graduate Students, Medical Residents and Early Career Professionals

Sep 29 Fellows will gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and will train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health. Length of fellowship is typically a one-year term. Fellowship opportunities are located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Find Funding

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Feb 15 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, hiv/aids, vector-borne infectious diseases, and parasitic diseases.

Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)

Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Internship Program for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions

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The program has been designed to provide students with practical experiences in public health related to the core competencies of health education and to introduce the students to the essentials of public health.

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

Mar 14 Summer internship program to help medical, nursing, public health, and other students learn more about the field of occupational safety and health from those with the most at stake: working people.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases — Awards & Grants

Merle A. Sande/Pfizer Fellowship Award in International Infectious Diseases

Mar 17 This award is intended to encourage young physicians interested in international medicine. The award will be given for important clinical research in infectious diseases and/or HIV/AIDS conducted in a resource-limited setting. The successful applicant will be expected to spend a significant amount of time during the year in country

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

Apr 6 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships

Apr 27 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Grant Programs

Student Science Enrichment Program

Apr 10 The Student Science Enrichment Program supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in hands-on scientific activities and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF's home state of North Carolina.

Brown and Caldwell

College Scholarships for Students

Apr 15 Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or One of the Environmental Sciences (e.g., Geology, Hydrogeology, Biology, Ecology, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene or Toxicology).

New Mexico Higher Education Department — Students and Parents Overview

New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment

May 1 Provides repayment for outstanding student loans of practicing health professionals. As a condition of the program, a health professional must make a two year service commitment to practice full-time in a designated medical shortage area in New Mexico.


New Mexico Allied Health Professional Loans-for-Service

Jul 1 The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physician assistants in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field.

Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships

College and graduate scholarships for students who intend to major in public health/health education, medical school, nursing or pharmacy

Jun 30 Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons — Programs for Future Physicians and Scientists

Summer Public Health Scholars

Jan 31 The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

University of Michigan, School of Public Health — Tuition and Financial Aid

Future Public Health Leaders Program

Jan 31 The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.

Morehouse College — Public Health Sciences Institute (PHSI)

Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internships

Jan 31 Project IMHOTEP is an eleven-week internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of rising juniors and seniors and recent graduates of an undergraduate institution in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. Applicants must be current juniors, seniors, or recent graduates (within one year) of an undergraduate institution.

Kennedy Krieger Institute — RISE Programs

Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement

Jan 29 The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.


Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

Jan 29 The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities, mentorship, and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research.


James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Jan 31 A nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.

National Hemophilia Foundation

Social Work Excellence Fellowships

The applicant must be an MSW from an accredited school of social work or be a student in a DSW program or have a master's degree in a social work related field, be licensed by the state to practice as a master's level clinical social worker and work in a bleeding disorders program. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment center is desirable but not required. The proposed project, however, must have relevance to current practice in bleeding disorders care and may incorporate casework, group work, organizational and public health, education and research perspectives.

Population Council — Fellowships

Biomedical Fellowships

The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Preventions

The fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences.

Society of Toxicology

Awards & Fellowships

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic, Clinical, Translational Research, Public Health or Epidemiology

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — Research Training and Education

Health Services Dissertation Awards


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Services Research

AHRQ provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational, research infrastructure and career development grants and opportunities in health services research.

Association of Public Health Laboratories — Fellowships

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Advanced Training Laboratory Fellowships

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.

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