Fellowships, Training, and Funding Opportunities

Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Training Grant in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (PI: George Seage)

Interested students should submit an application and supporting documents to the ID-Epi Program Coordinator. Doctoral students from all departments are encouraged to apply, with priority to students in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Funding is restricted to US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

The Interdisciplinary Concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides students with advanced skills in epidemiologic methods, applied training in infectious diseases and biodefense, and hands-on experience with infectious disease collaborations. Enrollment in this concentration is a requirement for receiving training funds on this grant.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease will provide support for pre-doctoral students in the areas of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Biodefense during each academic year. Trainees are awarded a yearly stipend and tuition assistance, as well as a small travel allowance for research-related travel or conference.


Dr. George Seage. Program Director   gseage@hsph.harvard.edu
Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Program Co-Director   mlipsitc@hsph.harvard.edu
Radford Welch, Grants Manager rwelch@hsph.harvard.edu

Please click here   to download the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Training Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Application


Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research

Sponsored by: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

The ASTMH Centennial $25,000 Travel Award was established in 2003 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its parent society. The award facilitates international collaboration in basic science aspects of tropical infectious diseases and provides interested physicians or scientists the opportunity to obtain hands-on field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic developing countries. In an effort to stimulate interest in tropical infectious diseases and build international collaborations, ASTMH is seeking physician or scientist candidates to submit an award application for this career opportunity to work with these diseases and conditions in the parts of the world where the burden of disease is high.

Applicants: Individuals with doctoral-level degrees with positions at U.S. or Canadian institutions who seek travel to laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in molecular, cellular or immunological aspects of tropical infectious diseases.

For more information, applications, and annual deadlines, please visit the ASTMH website


Funding Available for Master of Science, Doctor of Science, undergraduate summer programs and more, through the MIDAS Center

The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), based in infectious disease epidemiology offers several funding opportunities that encourage exploration within this field. The Center is committed to promoting collaboration, increasing diversity, and providing opportunities that support emerging scientists in this field. Opportunities include:

Master of Science Scholarships
Doctor of Science Scholarships
Travel Grants to attend conferences or visit HSPH
Funding for GRE instructional courses

Please visit the CCDD website to learn more:


Harvard University T32 HIV Research Training Funds

The goal of the program is to train both MD and PhD investigators for careers in HIV research.  Pre- and post-doctoral positions are available annually.  Potential areas of investigation include all areas of HIV/AIDS research, ranging from the laboratory to the clinic.  Funding is generally available for two years from two Harvard T32 grants, one concentrating primarily on laboratory-based studies (P.I. Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes) and the other on clinical epidemiology and outcomes research (P.I. Dr. Kenneth Freedberg).  Both training grants cover salary or stipend, travel to professional meetings, and other training-related expenses and one will cover tuition for the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health or PhD coursework for some fellows.

Applicants must be nominated by a mentor who is an independently funded investigator. Contact Kyle E. Kennedy (KKennedy22@mgh.harvard.edu) for additional information about these programs.


CDC Foundation: CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship

Deadline: April annually

The O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health, endowed by the O.C.Hubert Charitable Trust, is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context.

Established in 1999, the fellowship provides an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spend four to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff. Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies.

Information and Application

NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Deadline: June 1, October 1, February 1 annually

This funding program features a new opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award.

The initial 1-2 year mentored phase will allow investigators to complete their supervised research work, publish results, and search for an independent research position. The second, independent phase, years 3-5, will allow awardees who secure an assistant professorship, or equivalent position, to establish their own research program and successfully apply for an NIH Investigator-Initiated (R01) grant.

Full Program Announcement

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases –

List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources.

More on funding opportunities here.