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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.

Submit your application via our online portal.

Deadline/Dates

The application period for the 2023 ELBI Class is now closed. The 2023 class will be announced in late December 2022.

The first workshop for the 2023 ELBI Class will be held February 28–March 2, 2023, in Washington, DC.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, prospective fellows must:

  • Have graduated from a masters or doctoral program, be currently enrolled in a doctoral program, OR have at least 3 years of professional experience in national security, public health, medicine, biotechnology, laboratory sciences, global health, or a related field
  • Be from countries that do not have standing embargoes or sanctions as determined by the US Department of State or US Department of Treasury, respectively

Application materials

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

  • 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 from academic advisors and/or professional supervisors, including 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.

 

 

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