Apply to the Youth for Biosecurity Fellowship 2024

A 4-step application process

Applications deadline is Friday 5 April 2024 [the application form will be closed at 11:59 p.m. Geneva time on the deadline date]

1 – Once selected, we will get the ball rolling really quickly – make sure you know what you will be jumping into.

Take a look at the fellows’ expected commitment, workshop and field visit dates prior to filling out your online application. The fellows are responsible for obtaining the relevant authorizations from their employer or universities.

2 – Complete your application form.

Make sure you have the following documents ready to attach to your application [in PDF format]:

  1. A brief curriculum vitae (1-3 pages)
  2. A recommendation letter from someone who can attest your qualifications*
  3. A copy of your passport [pdf, jpeg or png]

Incomplete or improperly filled-out application forms will not be considered. 

*If you need more time to obtain a recommendation letter, you can submit your application without attaching one and send it later to indicating “Y4B Fellowship” and your name in the subject line. All candidates will need to provide a recommendation letter to be eligible.

3 – The Youth for Biosecurity Fellowship is a selective programme. The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs establishes a shortlist of candidates based on eligibility criteria, geographical and gender balance. An international jury then examines all shortlisted applications. Selection criteria are related to the demonstrated interest and experience in biosecurity, biosafety, youth advocacy and/or disarmament and non-proliferation.

4 – Candidates will be informed of the result by email about one month after the application’s deadline.

Successful candidate will have one week to confirm interest and availability to join the Fellowship.