Introductory Information

The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) was conceived as a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NBBTP is administered by the Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd., a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) education and research foundation.

The NBBTP offers two-year post baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellowships at the NIH Bethesda Campus providing a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities.  Click here to read a welcome letter from Dr. Deborah Wilson, Director of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at the National Institutes of Health.

NBBTP Mission & Vision

The mission and vision of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical, emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century.

Fellows will train specifically to support high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities.

Support for the Successful NBBTP Application

Awards are for a period of one year, with the expectation of extension for a further year based on progress, mutual agreement with the program supervisor(s), and continued availability of funds. Stipends are established according to guidelines for Fellows Programs supported by the NIAID. Stipends for the Program are provided through the Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation. Stipends are awarded commensurate with the academic and professional experience of the successful applicant and are consistent with the NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program. Applicants who apply bringing other academic or employer support will be equally considered.



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