UCSF Applications and Deadlines

Pathways to Discovery Presentation Travel Funds

PTD Presentation Travel Funds are given on a rolling basis. Find more details here.

Other grant deadlines not listed here (including external funding) are searchable from the grant descriptions.



(before 5pm)

Grant Types Available

Application Opens

Notification Date

July 15, 2016

Quarterly Grants



October 6, 2016

Quarterly Grants

Open Now

November 4, 2016

November 18, 2016

Year-long Letter of Intent Due

Open Now


January 13, 2017

Year-long Research Grants, Quarterly Grants

December 13, 2016

February 10, 2017

March 6, 2017

Summer Explore, Quarterly Grants

February 6, 2017

March 27, 2017

June 6, 2017

Quarterly Grants

May 6, 2017

June 30, 2017



  • Make sure to check your eligibility! Check the RAPtr website for eligibility and funding limits before you begin. Stay aware of University policies regarding student research funding and program-specific deadlines and requirements. Also review information for students in your School, as there can be specific departmental requirements for students in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy. For international work, read the UCSF Trainee Travel Policy regarding countries that carry a State Department Warning , and SOM applicants also need to read the Training Affiliation Agreement Policy.
  • Take note of the link to provide expenses: If you receive a grant that will reimburse you vs. a stipend, you will need to submit receipts via the following link: Student Expense Reimbursements

Note: The recommendation letter process has changed (beginning 2016/17). Students will no longer upload recommender letters to their application. Instead, students will forward a recommender form link to each of their recommenders. Once the recommenders complete the form by uploading their letters, the forms will be routed to the students’ application. 

Links to Grant Types:

Quarterly Grants:

SOM International Program Grants, SOM GH Research Grants, Pathways to Discovery Project Grants

Year-long Research Grants:

School of Medicine Dean's Yearlong Fellowship

Summer Explore Grants:

Explore Summer Fellowship (School of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Fellowship, Philip R. Lee Fellowship), Summer Curriculum Ambassador Program)