Application Procedure for the NBBTP/IRTA Fellowship

Program Eligibility

Ensure that you meet the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)/Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship eligibility criteria before you begin the application process.

How to Apply

The application for the NBBTP/IRTA Fellowship includes filling out the application as well as gathering references and transcripts.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: Close of Business July 1, 2022

Applications for the class of Fellowships beginning October 31, 2022 are now open. To receive real-time updates and application deadlines, subscribe to National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program GovDelivery email updates.

Applicant Check List

Your Completed NBBTP application package must include:

  • Fellowship Application 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three References.  At least one professional and one academic reference required. No personal references will be accepted.
  • Official transcript from institution of highest degree sent directly from the issuing institution to:

    Email using secure file transfer:

    First Class Mail:
    NBBTP Program Office, DOHS
    Building 13, Room 3K04
    13 South Drive, MSC 5760
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    Note: Receipt of an official transcript with confirmation of degree conferral date prior to the Program Start Date is required.

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.

Privacy Act Notification Statement

Records must be maintained in accordance with Privacy Act System Notice: 09-25-0158-Administration: Records of Applicants and Awardees of the NIH IRTA Program, HHS/NIH/OD/OIR/OE.

Relocation Costs

Travel costs to the NIH Bethesda, MD campus area for NBBTP Fellows, their dependents, and movement of household goods and temporary storage of household goods not to exceed $3,000 are provided only at the discretion of the Contracting Officer’s Representative and with the approval of the Contracting Officer. No allowance for return travel is authorized.

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