Apply to Host a Fellow

LLS fellow working with samples in lab.

By becoming a host site laboratory, your team can benefit from the addition of a high caliber scientist at no cost while providing an LLS fellow with the setting for an unparalleled laboratory training experience.

LLS fellows are exceptional PhD scientists, trained by the LLS program in core public health competencies—such as leadership, laboratory operations, quality management, biosafety and risk assessment, and communications. The fellows add great value to any lab team. The supervision and mentorship you provide as a host site supervisor helps prepare the fellows to be laboratory leaders with like-minded values in laboratory science, quality, and safety; fosters long-term partnerships; and ultimately shapes the public health workforce.

Click on the following buttons to learn about the application process for host laboratories, regardless of location. The application process is the same for all laboratories. We no longer require a Letter of Interest or site visit. New applicants are encouraged to meet with the LLS program for a virtual coaching session to learn about the application process. Be sure to note key dates listed below.

Key Dates
February – June 2021 Informational webinars
March – July 2021 New applicants participate in virtual coaching session with LLS program
May 1, 2021 Host site application portal opens
July 2, 2021 Host site application portal closes
August 2021 Eligible host sites are notified
August – October 2021 Eligible host sites interview selected fellows and review and rank their applications
November 2021 Notice of match status and acceptance of Class of 2022
April 2022 Invitation to meet matched fellow of EIS Conference
May 2-6 (tentative) EIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia