Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship

UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies has established a yearlong health policy research fellowship for medical students in cooperation with the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a leading national health policy organization which conducts and disseminates health policy research findings to inform health policy decision-making. Its headquarters are in downtown San Francisco, and they also have a satellite office in Washington, D.C. Information about the Kaiser Family Foundation’s work on health care coverage, access to care, health care costs, women’s health, HIV care, global health, and a variety of other health policy topics.

As a part of the fellowship, students are embedded within projects underway or planned at the Kaiser Family Foundation. They are co-mentored by Kaiser Family Foundation staff and UCSF faculty members. Students would be expected to be based in the San Francisco location but may have opportunities through their work with the Kaiser Family Foundation to participate in activities in Washington, D.C. as well. There is funding for up to two students per year.
  • ~ $37,440/yr stipend
  • Health insurance, if needed
  • Loan capitalization payment, if applicable
  • Includes MD with Distinction in Yearlong Research 

Open to all students in enrolled the School of Medicine.

  1. UCSF students taking 12 months Leave of Absence for full-time research or scholarship.
  2. UCSF Mentor and Kaiser co-mentor
  3. Complete scholarly  project and other assignments as required.
  4. Abstract and poster presentation at Inquiry Symposium
  5. Completion of Distinction in Yearlong Research    

Please review the UCSF-KFF Application Requirements and Timeline for 23-2024 here. 

12 months

For more information visit: www.kff.org 
Students who wish to consider this opportunity should contact Dr. Beth Griffiths (Elizabeth.Griffiths@ucsf.edu)


This is a UCSF Funding Source dispersed by the Inquiry Funding Office.

To apply, begin by verifying deadlines and process for Yearlong Research by downloading the “Yearlong Research Quickguide”.

Funding Type
Yearlong Research