Short Term Opportunities

More details, including program requirements are listed below
                                  Eligibility    
OpportunitiesSOMSONSOPSODGME  PurposeInternationalPathways Enrollment?
School of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Fellowship (Pathways Explore)X    Clinical research, bench-based translational research, and social science researchXno
Pathways to Discovery Project GrantXXXXXResearch, advocacy, curriculum development, and other scholarship-informed innovationXyes
School of Medicine International Programs Grant for Clinical ExperiencesX    International Clinical ExperiencesXno
School of Medicine Global Health Research GrantX    Health related international research or projects in years 3 or 4Xno
PROF-PATH Quarterly FellowshipXXXX Clinical and translational research as well as research projects in health professions education, cost-effectiveness, social and behavioral sciences, etc. yes
Philip R. Lee Summer FellowshipXXXX Research, advocacy, systems-change, and policy projects.

X

yes
Summer Curriculum Ambassador ProgramX X  Develop curricular components in Bridges Curriculum Ambassador program no
Global Health Clinical Scholars Project GrantXXXXXGlobal health projectsXyes
Pathways to Discovery Presentation Travel FundsXXXXXIntended to defray costs associated with travel and dissemination, e.g. poster or oral presentation at conference.Xno

Resident Research Travel Funding

XXXXXFunds up to $600 for the presentation of clinical and translational research at scientific conferences.Xno

Resident Research Funding

XXXXXFunds up to $1500 per academic year for research expensesXno

 

Short-term Opportunities:

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

Purpose: Funds all forms of medically-related research (e.g. clinical research, basic research, education research, and social science research) carried out full-time for 8 weeks during the summer between the first and second year of medical school.
Eligibility: Only available to UCSF School of Medicine students who are not in MSTP or other advanced degree programs
Award: $3,500 to be used at the student's discretion
Requirements:

  • Project must be full-time for a continuous 8 weeks during the summer between first and second year of medical school (there are no exceptions to this time commitment)
  • For MS1's only
  • Must select a UCSF mentor/sponsor; if the project is away from UCSF, there must be both an on-site mentor AND a UCSF mentor.
  • You may be required to attend didactics or works-in-progress sessions depending on the funding mechanism.

Apply: To apply for a SOM Dean's Summer Fellowship grant, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: Consult with School of Medicine funding directors, Drs. Sarkar or Lowenstein at studentresearch@medsch.ucsf.edu.

Pathways to Discovery Project Grant

Purpose: The Pathways to Discovery Project 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. 
Eligibility: Available to enrolled Pathways to Discovery learners from all schools. Eligibility is restricted to previously unfunded learners.
Award: Typical funding for Pathways to Discovery Project 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.

Apply: To apply for a Pathways to Discovery Project Grant, complete the application form featured here. Quarterly applications are due on the following dates: October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th. 

Contact: For more information, see http://meded.ucsf.edu/pathways/pathways-funding-opportunities.

School of Medicine International Programs Grant for Clinical Experiences

Purpose: Funds certain expenses for students doing international projects, clinical electives, and health-related research
Eligibility: Only available to UCSF School of Medicine students, priority to Pathways to Discovery learners, who are not in MSTP
Award: $500-2,000 grant toward travel and living expenses (language programs are not eligible for funding)
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 require special approval, which is done on a case-by-case basis. Funding is available only for rotations in resource-limited countries.
Apply: To apply for a SOM International Programs Grant for Clinical Experiences, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, please read the Detailed International Program Grants page or contact Dr. Mylo Schaaf, Global Health Advisor.

School of Medicine Global Health Research Grant

Eligibility: Only available to UCSF School of Medicine students, priority to Pathways to Discovery learners, who are not in MSTP.
Award: $500-2000 grant toward travel and living expenses.
Purpose: Funds certain expenses for students doing international health-related research or projects.
Requirements:

  • Work must be in one location and at least four weeks in length, although priority is given to projects or research done over at least 6-8 weeks on site.
  • Students 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 require special approval, which is done on a case-by-case basis. Funding is available only for work in resource-limited countries.
Apply: To apply for a SOM Global Health Research Grant, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, please contact Dr. Mylo Schaaf, SOM Global Health Advisor.

PROF-PATH Quarterly Fellowships

Purpose: Funds clinical and translational research as well as research projects in health professions education, cost-effectiveness, social and behavioral sciences, etc.
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. Note that the yearlong and 12 week (quarterly) fellowships are available to all UCSF learners, while the 8 week summer fellowships are available to MS1's only.
Length: Yearlong, 12 week fellowships, and 8 week summer fellowships
Requirements:

  • Must select a UCSF mentor/sponsor; if the project is away from UCSF, there must be both an on-site mentor AND a UCSF mentor.
  • You may be required to attend didactics or works-in-progress sessions depending on the funding mechanism.

Apply: To apply for the PROF-PATH Quarterly Fellowship, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, visit PROF-PATH or contact Pathways

Philip R. Lee Fellowships

Purpose: Funds a broad range of health policy projects including research, advocacy, and systems-change
Eligibility: Open to students and trainees from all UCSF schools
Award: $3,500 to be used at the student's discretion
Requirements:

  • Project must be full-time for a contiguous 8 weeks during the summer (there are no exceptions to this time commitment)
  • Must select a UCSF mentor/sponsor; if the project is away from UCSF, there must be both an on-site mentor AND a UCSF mentor.
  • You may be required to attend didactics or works-in-progress sessions depending on the funding mechanism.

Apply: To apply for a Phillip R. Lee Fellowship, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, contact Dan Dohan.

Summer Curriculum Ambassador 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.
Eligibility: Open to students from SOM and SOP
Length: 8 week Summer Program
Apply: To apply for the Summer Curriculum Ambassador Program, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, see http://meded.ucsf.edu/CurriculumAmbassadors 

Global Health Clinical Scholars Project Grant

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 projects.  IT hardware, including computers, tablets, and smartphones are not funded. 
Award: $500-$3,000
Length: 12 weeks
Eligibility: Open to GME students enrolled in the Global Health Clinical Scholars program
Apply: To apply for a Global Health Clinical Scholars Project Grant, complete the application form featured here.
Contact: For more information, contact Maggie Coffin.

Pathways to Discovery Presentation Travel Funds

Purpose: 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.

Eligibility: Pathways to Discovery enrollment is NOT required for application. Learners are eligible to receive 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 and 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

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