CDC HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
10/31/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train participants to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. The selected candidates will be located in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The DHAP Office of Health Equity (DHAP OHE) is the lead for the program. The following DHAP units will host fellows for the 2020-2022 cycle: DHAP OHE, Prevention Research Branch and Epidemiology Branch. Mentors and participants will collaborate to develop a list of diverse research activities that they will complete together over the two year (subject to funding) training period. These activities will be based on the participant's area(s) of interest, training, and expertise and the mission of the program. The activities listed below represent the minimum training opportunities that all participants will complete.

  • Conduct or participate in one site visit related to a research project or programmatic activity.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret an analysis on public health data (activities led by DHAP OHE).
  • Write and submit a scientific manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal (activity led by Branch).
  • Present a paper or poster at one scientific meeting (activity led by Branch).
  • Give an oral presentation at a TRIP seminar or Thursday Health Equity Lunch and Learn Session.
  • Attend monthly scientific meetings on emerging public health issues.
  • Participate on at least one research project or programmatic activity (as a training opportunity) selected by the mentor and participant.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 6, 2020

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

For more information about this fellowship program, please visit the CDC website:


The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by December 31, 2019. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills/experience:

  • Recent publications in referenced journals and national presentations on HIV prevention efforts in the United States
  • Documented training and skills in qualitative and/or quantitative data analyses
  • Documented research experience in communities of color, (i.e., African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Asians/Pacific Islanders) in the United States
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM.
  • Academic Level(s): Graduate Students or Postdoctoral.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 )

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