Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation Fellowship Program 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Evaluation Fellowship Program 2018

Deadline: April 13, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applicantions for the 2018 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program aims to expand the capacity of CDC programs to conduct evaluation and increase its usefulness and impact.

This is the 8th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta, Georgia to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.

The Evaluation Fellowship Program signifies CDC’s dual commitment to making program evaluation a standard part of practice and to developing a cadre of professionals with the skills to make that happen. With the CDC Evaluation Fellowship, programs continuously improve their work with the appropriate resources, tools, and leadership.

The Fellowship is under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer (Tom Chapel), with Fellows placed in host programs where their day-to-day activities occur. Started in 2011 with an initial class of 5 Fellows, the Fellowship typically has about 15-20 Fellows each year. The Fellowship is intended to be a two-year program, with second year contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.


Fellows are based in Atlanta working within one of CDC’s programs.


Funding: Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience and, unlike many fellowships; CDC Evaluation Fellows receive substantial financial support for their training and professional development, and a supplement to offset health insurance costs.


  • Fellows are PhD or master’s degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other disciplines relevant to CDC’s work.
  • Successful applicants also typically have significant experience in applied evaluation projects.
  • Candidates must have received their qualifying degree within the past five years.
  • Qualifying degree must be completed by end of Spring semester of the year candidate is applying and on transcript by June.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. See the ORISE Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens.


  • Applicants for the Fellowship go through an extensive selection process, including interviews with potential host programs, culminating in CDC host programs and Fellows matched based on mutual interest.
  • Typical application timeline:
    • February – April:  Applications accepted
    • Late April:  Select & notify semi-finalist Fellows
    • May:  Host programs conduct interviews
    • Early June:  Fellow selections & notification
    • Mid-August:  Fellows start

This is a training fellowship through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) , so Fellows do not become employees of CDC.

A complete application consists of:

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

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

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit CDC Evaluation Fellowship.