Applying to be a Fellow

Key points

  • Prospective applicants must meet the education, experience, relocation, and time requirements for the fellowship.
  • The fellowship application timeline is provided for planning purposes.

Opportunities & Updates

Fellowship Application

The fellowship application period opens August 15. Learn how to start preparing the required information early. Visit Prepare & Submit Fellowship Application.


To apply to PHIFP, applicants must:

  • Meet the educational, informatics, public health, and research experience requirements as described on the eligibility page.
  • Be willing to commit to a two-year, full-time fellowship.
  • Be willing to relocate to where the assignment is located.

Key Fellowship Application Dates

  • Steps
August 15, 2024
  • Application period opens.
November 1, 2024
  • Application period closes at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). All applications and supporting materials must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
November 2024 to January 2025
    • PHIFP screens applications for eligibility and quality.
January and February 2025
    • CDC host sites contact and interview PHIFP applicants.
February 2025
    • CDC host sites make final selections and applicants are notified of acceptance.
March to July 2025
    • CDC completes the steps needed to onboard accepted applicants.
August 2025
  • Accepted applicants begin their CDC assignments.
September 2025
  • New fellows complete a 2-week orientation with PHIFP staff.


Contact the PHIFP program via email for questions about the PHIFP application process.