USDA APHIS NBAF Scientist Training Program
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18, 2020
AMOUNT OF FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
APHIS NSTP fellows will receive funding to cover the following for a maximum of 5 years:
- Tuition and fees
- Stipend (Up to $50,000 annually) and health benefits
- Materials and supplies ($20,000 annually)
- Travel ($5,000 annually)
- Publication costs ($1,000 annually)
Successful candidates must:
- Be a US citizen
- Meet all requirements of the University graduate program and have been accepted into an approved graduate training program (MS, PhD, DVM/PhD) at time of application to NSTP.
- At time of enrollment, must have three or less years remaining in program (MS); 4 years or less (PhD); 5 years or less (DVM/PhD).
- Identify a faculty mentor supportive of enrollment in NSTP.
- Exhibit a strong interest in emerging, zoonotic and/or foreign animal diseases.
- Demonstrate a desire to work at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, KS, after degree completion.
NSTP fellows must meet the following requirements:
- Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA to ensure continued funding.
- Support development of NBAF standard operation procedures and work instructions.
- Participate in meetings with the NSTP advisory committee and provide biannual process reports.
- Continuation of funding is dependent on satisfactory progress through program.
- Upon successful completion of program, fellows will be guaranteed a federal position at target grade and area of expertise.
All NSTP fellows must fulfill service commitment in federal position at NBAF and or Plum Island at completion of the program.
- Length of commitment is determined by the number of years of funding received:
- 4 years of service at target position for 2 years of funding; 5 years for 3 years; 6 years for 4 years; 7 years for 5 years. Failure to complete service commitment will require fellow to repay funding (prorated) to APHIS NSTP program.
- Download the full terms and conditions, requirements, and service commitment (PDF)
- For Fall 2020 admission applications must be submitted to the College’s Office of Research (email@example.com) by May 18, 2020.