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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship

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Prospective Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity (ELBI) fellows must meet the eligibility criteria and submit the application materials listed below.

Eligibility

Prospective fellows must be:

  • Be a US, UK, or Canadian citizen. We will also consider applications from green card holders or active work or student visa holders who are resident in the US during the fellowship year.
  • Applicants should also be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a masters or doctoral program, OR have at least 3 years of professional experience in national security, public health, medicine, biotechnology, or a related field.

Application materials

Prospective fellows must submit all of the following materials through this online form:

  • Personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, in which you describe your interest in exploring a career in biosecurity;
  • Essay, not to exceed 1,000 words, that describes a current technical or policy issue in biosecurity that interests you, and why you believe it is important;
  • Current resume or CV;
  • 2 letters of recommendation on your behalf from academic advisors and/or professional supervisors (include their contact information).

Selection process

Fellows are selected based on the quality of their statement and essay, academic and/or professional accomplishments, and letters of recommendation. Additional factors are also considered to ensure geographic, technical, and experiential diversity in each class.

Dates/Deadline

The application period for the ELBI Class of 2019 is open. Applicants must submit a completed application through this site by COB Friday, December 21, 2018.

Please contact Amanda Kobokovich if you have any questions about the application process.