The ELBI Fellowship program
, is supported by the Open Philanthropy Project
, and is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. The purpose of the program is to build a multi-disciplinary, inter-generational network of biosecurity professionals by identifying talented early career professionals in the field, providing fellows with professional educational opportunities, and connecting them with established biosecurity leaders and alumni.
Up to 28 highly competent US, UK and Canadian applicants will be selected for the 2019 program. They are seeking applicants who are talented, early career professionals working in academia, government, defense, private industry, science, law, public health, medicine, global health, animal/One Health, journalism, and the social sciences.
Fellows who are selected will be sponsored to attend three workshops during the year, participate in educational seminars/webinars run by established biosecurity experts, and network with leaders in the field. This is not a full-time fellowship, and fellows can continue with their primary studies and/or jobs while they participate in the Initiative. Involvement in the Initiative will enable participants to enhance leadership skills and make connections that can propel them into a career in biosecurity.