Posted: April 10, 2020

Internal notice of intent due May 4, 2020; Full applications due June 1, 2020

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is pleased to announce a competitive fellowship program for graduate students interested in pursuing a career with the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) at the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas. This graduate training program, the NBAF Scientist Training program (NSTP), is a key part of a larger APHIS workforce development effort to identify the next generation of scientists to support both the existing FADDL mission at Plum Island, as well as the expanded FADDL objectives at NBAF.


If you plan to submit a proposal for this fellowship, please notify the Office for Research and Graduate Education ( by Monday, May 4, 2020.


Application Packet Materials:

Office of Grants and Contracts


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