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CTR Biosciences Fellowship Program Announcement 2022-2023



CTR Biosciences Fellowship Program Announcement 2022-2023

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021

Apply: Submit applications (in Word or PDF format) and accompanying documents as outlined in the Program Announcement to


On behalf of the Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Biosciences Fellowship Program (CBFP) welcomes applications from early to mid-career biological scientists working in government ministries, government-operated biological science laboratories, and/or research and diagnostic facilities with experience in laboratory operations, research, and diagnostics from Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Lebanon. Only applications from these four countries will be considered. Applicants from universities and private laboratories will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Selected fellows will conduct a science fellowship, requiring the fellow to travel for four to six months in duration, to engage in research at a host institution different than their home country beginning no earlier than September 2022.

Fellowship focus areas include:

Primary Area:
Projects concerning Especially Dangerous Pathogens (EDPs) including Anthrax, Brucellosis, FMD, and others (see for a comprehensive list)

Secondary Area:

  • Modern infectious disease diagnostic techniques
  • Biosurveillance and reporting of EDPs
  • Application and institutionalization of internationally accepted principles and best practices of BS&S
  • Application and institutionalization of One Health principles and approaches
  • Detection, diagnosis, and reporting of infectious diseases caused by EDPs

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree to be considered (applicants with a Master of Science or PhD are preferred) and be proficient in English for routine professional work.

For more information, please download the Program Announcement as well as the Application document below in Word or PDF format.

Please submit the application (in Word or PDF format) and required accompanying documents (as outlined in the Program Announcement) to no later than Tuesday, 30 November 2021 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time (ET).

Attachments include:

  • Program announcement
  • Application (Word)
  • Application (PDF)