EPI Ambassadors

Emerging Pathogens Institute

Become an EPI Ambassador!

Applications are currently closed. Please visit this page at the start of the next academic year for any open positions.

Research. Education. Outreach. From the molecular level to ecosystems, the EPI will lead the fight against infectious diseases.

The Emerging Pathogens Institute will select up to 10 undergraduate students, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, research and student leadership to serve as trainees to engage in outreach and play a direct role in enhancing the student research experience at the EPI.

EPI Ambassadors will volunteer and promote the EPI across a wide variety of events at EPI, such as EPI Research Day, and around campus. In return, students will obtain valuable mentorship in the areas of coursework, independent research, professional development and written proposals.

EPI Ambassadors will be expected to attend EPI seminars and meet monthly with a cohort of EPI faculty mentors. At the end of the year, ambassadors will participate in a full 2-day training symposium, where an internationally recognized senior researcher will provide a one-on-one immersive experience to review oral presentations and discuss topics with ambassadors, such as data management and acquisition, proposal development and other career development strategies.

Ambassador Qualifications

Stipend Incentive

As an incentive, each ambassador will receive a $1,500 stipend on an annual basis, which can cover professional memberships or other training related expenses, such as travel to scientific meetings.

Application Process

Submit an application using the form linked above. Each application must provide a letter of interest, NIH fellowship biosketch and 3 references. Applications are currently closed.