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Association of Schools of Public Health/US Center for Disease Control - Minority Fellowship in Public Health

Deadline: Not available in 2012

The ASPH/CDC fellowship aims to enhance the preparation of future public health professionals from ethnic and racial minorities by providing unique training opportunities in prevention research. Selected fellows will conduct research related to their dissertation topics, under the direction and guidance of the CDC's Prevention Research Center's leading experts in public health and prevention research. The research must correlate to the activities and core research areas of their home Prevention Research Center. Fellows are expected to be on-site at their home PRCs for approximately 20 hours per week for a one-year period and will receive a stipend to support their research and training activities during this time.

The fellowship is intended to further the dissertation work of the selected fellows while completing their doctoral degrees. Fellows will be based at the PRC where they propose to do their research. This is usually at the PRC that is located within their own school. Fellowship positions are for a two-year period. Fellowship opportunities will be located within the CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers. Currently, there are 32 comprehensive PRCs, and 5 developmental PRCs, located throughout the United States. Information regarding the PRC Program, including profiles for all 35 PRCs (comprehensive and developmental) can be found at


  • Applicants must be doctoral students at an accredited SPH, or other PRC-host health profession school, and be from an under-represented minority (URM) group (African American/Black American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Asian/Pacific Islander).
  • Applicants must already be actively enrolled in a doctoral-level program at the time of application and anticipate completion of their doctoral degree by the end of the two-year fellowship period.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.

Award amount:

  • Fellows will receive an annual stipend for the duration of their fellowship.
  • In addition, fellows will receive an expense allowance to help offset the costs associated with health-insurance premiums, project-related travel, tuition, project-related materials, journal subscriptions, and association dues incurred during the fellowship year.


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