Short Term Opportunities

More details, including program requirements are listed below
                                  Eligibility   
OpportunitiesSOMSONSOPSOD  PurposeInternationalPathways Enrollment?
Pathways to Discovery Travel FundsxxxxIntended to defray costs associated with travel and dissemination, e.g. poster or oral presentation at conference.xno
Pathways to Discovery Project GrantXXXXResearch, advocacy, curriculum development, and other scholarship-informed innovationXyes
School of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Fellowship (Pathways Explore)X   Clinical research, bench-based translational research, and social science researchXno
School of Medicine International Programs GrantX   Health related int'l projects, clinical work or researchXno
PROF-PATH Quarterly FellowshipXXXXClinical and translational research as well as research projects in health professions education, cost-effectiveness, social and behavioral sciences, etc. yes
Philip R. Lee Summer FellowshipXXXXResearch, advocacy, systems-change, and policy projects.

X

yes
Summer Curriculum AmbassadorX X Develop curricular components in Bridges Curriculum Ambassador program no
Global Health Clinical Scholars Project GrantxxxxGlobal health projectsXyes

 

Short-term Programs:

Pathways to Discovery Travel Funds

Overview: Pathways to Discovery Travel Funds (previously called the SOM Travel Funds) are intended to defray costs associated with the dissemination of scholarly work, e.g. posters or oral presentations at conferences. This funding program is part of the Pathways to Discovery mission of supporting dissemination of students' scholarship.

Eligibility: Pathways to Discovery enrollment is NOT required for application. Learners are eligible to recieve just one PTD Travel Fund award, up to $500, during their time at UCSF. One application per dissemination request (conference/presentation opportunity) is allowed.  These awards are extremely limited. Early application is recommended. Applications must be received prior to travel. Retroactive requests will be denied.  

46 $500 travel awards:

  • 43 – School of Medicine students only
  • 3 – Pathways to Discovery learners, non-SOM or GME

Distributed on a first-come, first–served basis each quarter:

  • 7 summer quarter grants (6/14 - 9/16/14)
  • 12 fall quarter grants (9/17-12/31/14)
  • 12 winter quarter grants (1/15 - 3/29/15)
  • 12 spring quarter grants (3/30 - 6/12/15)
  • 3 grants held for Non-SOM or GME learners per academic year

Purpose: Travel awards are intended to defray costs associated with dissemination, e.g. poster or oral presentation at conference.
Reimbursement: All travel award expenses will be processed after the completion of travel and require original receipts and documented dissemination.

  • Eligible expenses include: registration fees, airfare, ground transportation, hotels, meals, and presentation materials (e.g. poster).
  • No alcohol or incidentals (e.g., phone calls) are reimbursable.
  • Documents required for reimbursement are: Original receipts, boarding passes, detailed invoices, and a copy of conference materials listing student presentation (e.g., brochure or conference schedule).
  • UCSF's Accounting Office will not accept receipts that combine hotel and airfare costs (such as those from Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, etc.).

Apply: To apply for Pathways to Discovery Travel Funds fill out the PTD Travel Funds Application
Contact: Please contact the RAPtr Office for more information

School of Medicine Dean's Summer Fellowships (Pathways Explore)

Eligibility: Only available to UCSF School of Medicine students who are not in MSTP or other advanced degree programs
Length: 8 week summer projects (MS1's and accepted students only)
Purpose: Funds clinical research, basic research, education research, and social science research
Requirements:

  • Must select a UCSF mentor/sponsor
  • Includes curricular activities

Contact: Consult with School of Medicine funding directors, Drs. Sarkar or Lowenstein at studentresearch@medsch.ucsf.edu.

School of Medicine International Programs Grants

Eligibility: Only available to UCSF School of Medicine students, priority to Pathways to Discovery learners, who are not in MSTP
Award: $500-1,800 grant toward travel and living expenses (language programs are not eligible for funding)
Purpose: Funds certain expenses for students doing international projects, clinical electives, and health-related research
Requirements:

  • Work must be in one location and at least four weeks in length
  • Students can also apply for the School of Medicine Dean’s Fellowships and are encouraged to look into other UCSF or external funding opportunities
  • All applicants must complete the online international elective module prior to travel

Location: Applications for travel to countries with a State Department travel warning are approved on a case-by-case basis, and are more likely to be approved if the student is participating in an active UCSF program with faculty and staff in that country.
Contact: For more information, please read the Detailed International Program Grants page or contact Dr. Mylo Schaaf.

Pathways to Discovery Project Grants

Purpose: The Pathways Grant is a one-time, short-term, funding source available to all learners in the Pathways to Discovery Program on a quarterly basis. 
Pathways to Discovery Grants are intended to help support the completion of learner legacy products and can include critical project expenses and dissemination expenses such as poster printing. New for 2014-2015: travel and speaker expenses are not eligible for reimbursement by this fund. Eligibility is restricted to previously unfunded learners. 

Award: Typical funding for Pathways Grants is between $500 - $1250. All funded learners are required to submit receipts no later than six months after funding application date, per UCSF guidelines
Contact: For more information, see http://meded.ucsf.edu/pathways/pathways-funding-opportunities.

Philip R. Lee Fellowships

Eligibility: Open to students and trainees from all UCSF schools
Length: 8 week Summer fellowships (under Pathways Explore)
Purpose: Funds a broad range of projects including research, advocacy, systems-change, and policy projects
Requirements: Includes curricular activities
Contact: For more information, contact studentresearch@medsch.ucsf.edu.

PROF-PATH Fellowships

Eligibility: Available to all UCSF learners in health professional schools from health disparity populations who are interested in any field of research OR to learners with projects related to health disparities
Length: Yearlong and 12 week fellowships (open) and 8 week summer projects (MS1's only)
Purpose: Funds clinical and translational research as well as research projects in health professions education, cost-effectiveness, social and behavioral sciences, etc.
Requirements:

  • Must select a UCSF mentor/sponsor
  • Includes curricular activities

Contact: For more information, visit PROF-PATH or contact Pathways

Summer Curriculum Ambassador Program

Eligibility: Open to students from SOM and SOP
Length: 8 week Summer Program
Purpose: Embark on an eight-week immersive workplace learning experience designed to test the ideas, structures, and assumptions of the Bridges curriculum. This site is currently under construction while we prepare more information about this exciting opportunity! In the mean time, for more information about the program contact the CA Program Directors, Tracy Fulton and Chandler Mayfield.
Contact: For more information, see http://meded.ucsf.edu/CurriculumAmbassadors 

Global Health Clinical Scholars Project Grant

Eligibility: Open to GME students enrolle in the GH Clinical Scholars program
Purpose: The Global Health Clinical Scholars Project Grant is open to GME applicants who are enrolled in the GH Clinical Scholars program.  Scholars are eligible to apply for travel fund awards to help support their global health projcts.  IT hardware, including computers, tablets, and smartphones are not funded.  The awards are given on a quarterly basis in the amounts of $500-$3,000.
Contact: For more information, contact Maggie Coffin.