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Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship


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


Prospective fellows must be:

  • A citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada; and
  • Currently enrolled in or have graduated from a masters or doctoral program in the past 3 years or have at least 1 year 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 an online form that will be linked from this section when the application period is open:

  • 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 you are interested in investigating, and explain why you believe it is important;
  • Current resume or CV;
  • 2 nominating letters 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 nominating letters. Additional factors are also considered to ensure geographic, technical, and experiential diversity in each class.


The application period for the ELBI Class of 2018 will open in fall 2017. This page will be updated with a deadline at that time.

Please contact Alison Pack if you have any questions about the application process, or if you would like to be added to our prospective applicant list.