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The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) Fellowship, application open

Posted by on Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Announcements .

The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) Fellowship is based at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD

The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the NIH. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities.

Additional information is online at

How To Apply

All application materials including the online NBBTP Fellowship Application, NBBTP Fellowship Reference Form, Official Transcripts from the institution of the highest degree earned, and any optional supplemental material are due by close of business on July 1, 2022 for the Class of Fellows beginning October 31, 2022. Each applicant must submit a completed application, including a resume or CV. Materials that arrive after July 1, 2022 may not be considered on an applicant’s behalf. 

Official Transcript from institution of highest degree must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:

ATTN: Jennifer C.
3000 South Hulen Street, Suite 124-199
Ft. Worth, TX  76109

During the NBBTP application review process, the NBBTP Selection Committee rates and ranks NBBTP applicants using a three-phase, structured assessment process. The first phase is based on the completed application, references, essay, official transcripts and optional supplemental material. After this initial review process, quarter-finalists are invited to phone-interview with members of the Selection Committee. Upon successful completion of the phone interview, semi-finalists are invited to participate in two days of personal interviews on-site at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Fellowship offers are conditional, pending verification of authenticity of application materials, official transcripts, and the applicant’s ability to meet Federal guidelines for working with select agents.

Questions about the NBBTP Fellowship and/or Professional Development and Certificate programs are happily answered via or by calling 404-697-6087.

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