Applying to be a Fellow

Key points

  • The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program works with fellows to make program evaluation a standard practice.
  • Applicants for the fellowship go through an extensive selection process.

Opportunities & Updates

The 2024 application cycle for the Evaluation Fellowship Program is closed. Please check back early 2025 for application information. For questions, please contact

How to apply

Applicants for the fellowship go through an extensive selection process, including interviews with potential host programs. The process ends by matching fellows with a CDC host program based on mutual interest.

The application will include:

  • Questions about applicants' educational and evaluation experience.
  • Questions about applicants' interest and goals for applying to the program.
  • Upload of applicants' resume or CV.
  • Two letters of recommendation (requested through the application portal).
  • Transcript of highest educational degree (Transcripts issued to the student are acceptable with the application. However, they must state your degree of study, courses taken, earned grades, and graduation date. If selected as a fellow, you must have your academic institution(s) send an official transcript(s) issued directly to the CDC Evaluation Fellowship and CDC Human Resources Office).
  • Copy of green card (if applicable).

For complete list of application questions, please see the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Cheat Sheet for Fellow Applicants. It is recommended that you review the cheat sheet prior to starting the online application.

You can apply through the Evaluation Fellow Application electronic portal.

Key Fellowship application dates

The 2024 application is closed.

November 2023
  • Call for Application opens
November 2023
  • Evaluation Fellowship Info Webinar 1
December 2023
  • Evaluation Fellowship Info Webinar 2
January 2024
  • Evaluation Fellowship Info Webinar 3
February 2024
  • Evaluation Fellowship Info Webinar 4
February 2024
  • All application materials are due.
March 2024
  • CDC’s Evaluation Fellowship Program notifies those who are chosen as finalists
March 2024
  • Deadline for finalists to review and rate their interests in CDC host programs
March – April 2024
  • Host programs review finalist application packets, select finalists to invite, and conduct interviews.
  • During this time, the fellowship program hosts two check-in meetings with finalists to review next steps and discuss questions.
  • Finalists will have access to a list of current Evaluation fellows who are available and have volunteered to chat with applicants.
April 2024
  • Deadline for CDC host programs and finalists to submit rank-ordered list respectively
April 2024
  • Match process and notification to finalists who matched
May 2024
  • Deadline for matched finalists to accept or decline assignments
August 2024
  • Estimated start date and CDC employee orientation


For questions or more information, please contact the Evaluation Fellowship Program at