CDC Evaluation Fellowship FAQs—2019 Cohort
To apply, register, complete a short application describing your qualifications, and upload required documents (copies of the official transcript for your qualifying degree and resume/CV) at the application web siteexternal icon.
Completed applications, including CV, resume, and two references, must be entered in Zintellectexternal icon by April 8th, 2019, 1:00 PM EST.
Fellowship requirements are that your qualifying degree be received no more than five years before the program starts. For the 2019 class, the degree conferral date on your transcript must be between August 13, 2014 and June 30, 2019. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Yes. For more information, see the ORISE Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizensexternal icon. CDC does not manage any of the visa or other processes. Fellows are responsible for those tasks. An English-language proficiency test is not required, though fellows must be fluent in English.
No. All fellows must be on site with their host programs. The vast majority of fellows will be placed with host programs based in Atlanta/DeKalb County, though a few positions may be available in Washington, DC. There are no exceptions to this policy.
No. Your qualifying degree must have been conferred no earlier than August 13, 2014 to be inside the five-year limit on degrees. There are no exceptions to this policy.
No. You must graduate by Spring semester and your degree must be recorded on your official transcript by June 30, 2019. There are no exceptions to this policy. (You may be eligible if you have an earlier qualifying degree, but that degree must meet all eligibility criteria.) We hope you will consider applying next year.
See degrees listed on the application web siteexternal icon for eligible fields. While we know that excellent evaluators come from many fields, this particular program is limited.
In some rare cases, ORISE may accept relevant degrees not included in this list. However, we do know that ORISE will not accept social work degrees (any track) for this fellowship. If your degree field isn’t listed, send an email with details about your degree (field, university and school within that university, core evaluation courses) to CDCEVAL@CDC.gov no later than March 25 for a provisional determination. Alternately, you may submit your application and wait for an official determination if you are a finalist. Official determinations will be made only for finalists.
Yes. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and a supplement to offset health insurance costs. The 2019 stipend for fellows with PhDs is the federal pay equivalent of an Atlanta-based GS-11; for masters-prepared fellows it is the federal pay equivalent of an Atlanta-based GS-9. The insurance supplements vary and so we are unable to publish them here.
Fellows must report to their host programs on August 12, 2019.
The Fellowship is intended to be a two-year program. Fellow performance will be evaluated at the end of the first year, and the second year is contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
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