Summer Research Opportunities
The application period for summer 2013 opens November 1, 2012 and closes February 1, 2013.
UCSF offers summer research opportunities for undergraduate and master’s students in the health sciences. College students planning to earn a PhD in the field spend up to 10 weeks working with UCSF faculty members on research projects. Students selected for summer research at UCSF will participate in seminars, lectures, and social events, creating a cohesive community of student researchers. At the end of the program, students will submit abstracts and give presentations of their research. Make sure to look at these important dates and deadlines.
Although the funding sources for these programs vary, students in the following programs will participate primarily as a single group.
Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)
The SRTP provides research opportunities in the biomedical and biological sciences. Students are supported in these programs by funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Genentech, the University of California Office of the President, and UCSF Graduate Division.
NSF-REU Summer Research Program
This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides state of the art hands-on training in the methods and logic of Molecular Biosciences with a goal of facilitating successful transition to graduate research. Mentors for this program are drawn from the entire UCSF faculty and broadly represent all major approaches to modern biology.
Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities at UCSF for undergraduates in science and biotechnology. In addition to the summer research experience, participants will join other Amgen Scholars from across the country at a symposium, at which they will share their summer experiences.
Graduate Group in Biophysics
The Graduate Group in Biophysics offers you the opportunity to sharpen your research skills and enhance your graduate applications. In addition to laboratory research, our interns will participate fully with the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) for a comprehensive summer experience.
Graduate Group in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
The Graduate Group in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics offers you the opportunity to sharpen your research skills and enhance your graduate applications. In addition to laboratory research, our interns will participate fully with the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) for a comprehensive summer experience.
The application deadline for summer 2013 is February 1, 2013.
A completed application must include:
- Application and personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Copy of college transcript(s)
In addition to daily research, students also participate in:
- Seminars on scientific and professional development
- Journal talks
- A GRE preparation course (optional)
- Small group meetings and activities
- Social and cultural events
- Oral and poster presentations
Students receive a total package worth over $8,000 including:
- $ 4,000 stipend
- A $500 allowance for travel to and from San Francisco
- Housing in San Francisco (double-occupancy)
- Health insurance coverage
- Public transportation pass
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological and Biomedical Informatics
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Epidemiology and Translational Research
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
For further information, please contact the
UCSF Graduate Division’s Office of Graduate Outreach
Julia Clark, outreach and student program coordinator
tel 415-514-3510, fax 415-514-0844