Summer Explore Research Fellowship

Purpose
Summer Explore funds all forms of medically-related research (e.g. clinical research, basic research, education research, and social science research) carried out full-time between the first and second year of medical school.
Details

The Inquiry Funding Office awards Summer Explore stipends once annually in April.  If awarded, grants include:

  • $3,500 stipend, distributed in June.  
  • Participation in Summer Explore Symposium in December.
  • Eligibility for Short-Term Dean's Prize.
Eligibility
SOM
Award
$4,500
Requirements
  1. Must select a UCSF mentor. If the project is away from UCSF, there must be both an on-site mentor AND a UCSF mentor, including research abroad.

  2. Application must meet the minimum standards of the review committee and be submitted on time.

  3. Must be first year medical student or first year of entry from the Joint Medical Program (JMP) and not in MSTP or other advanced degree programs.

  4. Academic projects from all Domains of Science are eligible for funding, however, must be supported by a UCSF faculty mentor.

  5. Project must be carried out full-time and continuously throughout length of program.

  6. Applications for travel to areas that carry a US State Department Travel Advisory of “Reconsider Travel” or “Do Not Travel” and/or a UC Trip Planner security rating of 5 or higher require special administrative approval prior to application for funding. Approval is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Length
8 weeks
Contact

inquiry@ucsf.edu      

Location
UCSF,
US,
International
Application

This is a UCSF Funding Source dispersed by the Inquiry Funding Office.
To apply, begin by verifying deadlines and process for Summer Explore by downloading the “Guide to Summer Explore Research.”

Funding Sources
Funding Type
Summer Explore
Global Health