NoroCORE Graduate Fellowship

The USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative is excited to announce the fellowship program. The fellowship is available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The NoroCORE Graduate Fellowship is a way to promote and support up-and-coming researchers in the field.

The USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCORE– Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research, and Education) is a food safety initiative with the ultimate goal to reduce the burden of food borne disease associated with viruses, particularly Noroviruses.


For applying the fellowship, the candidates:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be currently working with a Norocore investigator and have completed at least 1 year of graduate studies
  • Must be in good academic standing with a high GPA and excellent letters of recommendation

 How to Apply:

For applying the fellowship, the candidates must fill the on-line fellowship application form. The link is:

Supporting Documents:

  • CV
  • Official Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • 2 letters of recommendation, including a letter of nomination from your advisor and 1 additional letter (submitted directly to NoroCORE via email or included in your package in signed, sealed envelope)
  • 1-2 page statement of your current research project, progress to date, and its relevance to food safety/public health as it pertains to viral illness

Submitting Details:

The supporting documents can be submitted either by email or mail

  • The email id is:


  • The mailing addresses is:
    USPS (regular mail)
    NoroCORE (USDA NIFA Food Virology Collaborative)
    NC State University
    Campus Box 7407
    Raleigh, NC 27695

 Award Amount:

$25,000/year stipend will be given for winning candidate

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the current application is October 28, 2015.

Link for More Information:


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