ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in USA, 2016

ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in USA, and applications are submitted till January 15, 2016.The American Society for Microbiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention award postdoctoral research fellowship for individuals who either earned their doctorate degree or completed a primary residency within three years of their proposed start date. Fellowship supports the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC.  Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: postdoctoral research

Field(s): Eligible fields of study include: Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Viral and Rickettsial Infections, Nosocomial Infections, HIV/AIDS, Vector-borne Infectious Diseases and Parasitic Diseases.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Funded By: The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is targeted for applicants of all nationalities

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The fellowship is awarded for a maximum of 2 years.

Scholarship covers: The Fellowship provides an annual stipend (up to $47,032), 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.

Description

‣ 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 ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location.

Eligibility



‣ The ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 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.

‣ For foreign national applicants (only): If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you must provide evidence of a valid J-1 visa prior to starting your tenure at the CDC. The ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program supports only the J-1 visa.


Selection Criteria for ASM-CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

‣ 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.


Notification:

Notification Process for 2016 Applicants

  • Late February 2016 – Notification for Ineligible and Disqualified Applicants
  • Early May 2016 – Award Notification Letters for Top Candidates.


Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications should be submitted online. Before initiating an the online application, identify a research project and preceptor listed in the Opportunities for Research and Principal Scientist Listing. 

‣ As soon as possible, communicate and/or work with the Principal Scientist (Preceptor) in developing your research plan. Collaboration is required before submitting your application, and must be verified by the Principal Scientist after submission. 

‣ Applications submitted without Principal Scientist collaboration will be disqualified.

Online Application

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 15, 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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