ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program

Position and organization

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is seeking a Research Fellow. NCHS is the nation’s principal health statistics agency. As one of the ten centers and institutes that constitutes CDC, NCHS’ mission is to compile accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to guide actions and policies that improve the health of the nation. For more information about NCHS, visit

Fellowship overview

The ASA & NCHS Research Fellowship Program bridges the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs.  Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytical issues.  The Fellowship provides an opportunity for academics to conduct research in areas of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS.  General NCHS research areas of interest include statistical and data science applications, health data collection in a changing health care environment, questionnaire design and measurement research, and survey sampling and estimation.


This service fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorization. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in their area of proposed research. Applicants must be US citizens or have valid visas.

Terms of appointment

The successful candidate will be offered a 12-month appointment. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. All participants are reimbursed by NCHS through an intergovernmental personnel agreement with their academic institutions. The stipend will be commensurate with current faculty salary.

Application process

Interested applicants should carefully review the following document: 2022 Research Fellowship program [PDF – 592 KB] and submit their package to at January 3, 2022.


**The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.**