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2017 Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program

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2017 Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program

Monday, August 1, 2016

CRDF Global and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation (GRDF) are pleased to announce the 2017 Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program (GBFP). GBFP is a non-degree-seeking program that provides the opportunity for highly qualified Georgian biological scientists, researchers and experts at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture (LMA), and the National Food Agency (NFA) to spend three to four months working alongside biological scientists, researchers and professionals at a U.S. university

CRDF Global and GRDF will award up to three fellowships. During their fellowships, selected Georgian scientists, researchers, veterinarians, and epidemiologists will enrich their technical laboratory capabilities and develop valuable professional skills. The fellowship will combine technical training in biological sciences and collaborative biological research within a U.S. university. Upon return to Georgia, fellows will use newly acquired skills and knowledge to contribute to building infectious disease prevention, diagnostics, research, and surveillance and epidemiological reporting capacity in Georgia.

The fellowship is open to early career researchers (graduate students in final year of program, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers within 5 years of their terminal degree) working at the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture (LMA), and the National Food Agency (NFA), or affiliated laboratories within their institutional networks. Selection preference will be given to applicants in the biological sciences, either within the public health sector or animal health sector, who demonstrate current work and/or academic research experience with Select Agent pathogens. Applicants should also have clearly demonstrated experience with one or more of the following general areas:

  • Especially dangerous human, animal and zoonotic infectious diseases
  • Research focused on pathogens of security concern
  • Modern infectious disease diagnostic techniques
  • Epidemiological surveillance and reporting of especially dangerous infectious diseases of humans and animals
  • Application and institutionalization of internationally accepted principles and best practices of biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics
  • Application and institutionalization of One Health principles and approaches
  • Detection, diagnostics and reporting of especially dangerous infectious diseases caused by pathogens of security concern

Applicants must hold, at minimum, Bachelor of Science degree; applicants with Masters of Science or PhD degrees are preferred.

Submit application and accompanying application documents to GBFP@crdfglobal.org 

Please direct any questions regarding the Georgia Biosciences Fellowship Program to GBFP@crdfglobal.org