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Application Process

Review the eligibility requirements before applying. Apply online and upload supporting documents to the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship office during the process.

Program Timeline

September 19, 2016 Application opens 9:00 a.m. (EDT).
January 27, 2017 Application closes at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
February 15, 2017 Candidates selected for interview are notified.
February 20 - March 3, 2017 Interviews will be performed via video conference.
March 17, 2017 Candidates selected for the program are notified.
July 14, 2017 All degree requirements must be completed.
August 21, 2017 Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship begins.

Application Instructions

General Instructions

  • Complete all sections of the online application
  • Complete first two sections in order (contact information and education)
  • Provide all unofficial graduate transcripts and references
  • If copying and pasting information, use only the following characters:
    • Letters in the English alphabet (a-z, A-Z)
    • Numbers 0-9
    • Special characters:  - @!  #  _  * .  ,  ?  ’ : ; & ( ) / \ $ % + =  “
  • Use the Print Application function to review application before submission
  • Complete all sections and submit by the submission deadline to be considered

Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

  • Request unofficial transcripts for all graduate degrees (in progress and completed) from colleges/universities
  • Save unofficial graduate transcripts as pdf files and upload online before submitting application
  • Do NOT upload high school or undergraduate transcripts
  • If a unofficial graduate transcript is not issued by a U.S. institution:
    • Submit other proof of degree completion (certified copy of diploma)
    • Translate other proof of degree completion into English
  • Graduate transcripts and other proof of degree completion will not be returned
  • NOTE: Applicants selected for the fellowship must request the university registrar/recorder of records to provide official graduate transcripts for the qualifying PhD

Register

  • Name – Include your legal first, middle, and last name. If non-US citizen, provide name as it appears on passport
  • Email – This is your log-in ID and also used to communicate with you throughout the application process.
  • Password - 6 to 10 characters with at least one number, one uppercase character, one lowercase character,
    and one of the following: - @ ! # _ * . , ? '.  (Example: Delta123#).
  • Secret Question - Used to confirm your identity
  • Click Register to complete. To login, read the government warning, click the checkbox, and enter email address and password.

Online Application

Contact Information
Education
  • Add all college institutions. Include dissertation title and abstract if applicable.
  • Graduate Transcripts:
    • Unofficial graduate transcripts must be in pdf format
    • Upload only unofficial graduate transcripts
    • Official graduate transcripts are necessary only if selected for the fellowship
Training and Language Skills
Work and Research Experience
Publications, Working Papers, Presentations, and Grants
Honors and Awards
Personal Statement

Personal statements are clear, concise, enthusiastic, and augment (not restate) information already provided in the application. Limit personal statements to 1,000 words that address:  

  • Why you are interested in the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
  • Your career plans after graduating from the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
  • How the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship will help you fulfill these plans
  • How previous training and experience has prepared you for the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
  • Why you want to work at the CDC
Skills Self-Assessment
Program Awareness Survey
Recommendation Letters
  • Three Letters of Recommendation are required
  • Select individuals, such as faculty members or supervisors, familiar with your achievements, aspirations, and personal qualities that distinguish you as a good candidate for the PE Fellowship.
  • Letters must be:
    • Specific to your PEF application
    • Dated within 6 months of the application
    • Written in English on official organization letterhead
    • Signed and saved in pdf format
  • Letter writers must upload their letter by the application deadline
  • Provide each letter writer with instructions using the following: Instructions for Letter of Recommendation [PDF - 1 page]
  • PEF will email letter writers instructions for uploading letters
  • Use “Track Your Application” to track receipt of your letters of recommendation by PEF

Review/Print Application

Submit Application

Submit after completing all sections of the online application and uploading your unofficial graduate transcripts. Once submitted, you can add additional references, change your contact information, and add additional unofficial graduate transcripts if necessary.

Track Application

It is your responsibility to track the receipt of your supporting documentation

Contact Us

For more information contact:

CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
Phone: 404-498-6324
Email: PEF@cdc.gov

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