Apply to Host a Fellow

LLS fellow working with samples in lab.

As a host site laboratory, your team benefits from the addition of a high caliber scientist at no cost while providing an LLS fellow with 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. LLS fellows add value to any lab team. The supervision and mentorship you provide as a host site supervisor helps prepare fellows to be laboratory leaders with key 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 process and get feedback on their applications. Be sure to note key dates listed below.

Key Dates
April – May 2022 Informational webinars
March – May 2022 New applicants participate in virtual coaching session with LLS program
April 1, 2022 Host site application portal opens
July 12, 2022 Host site application portal closes
August 2022 Host sites advancing to match are notified
September – October 2022 Host sites interview selected fellows and review and rank their applications
November 2021 Notice of match status and Class of 2023 fellow assignments
April 2023 Invitation to meet matched fellow at EIS Conference
May 1-4, 2023 (tentative) EIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia