Summer Research Programs

UC San Francisco offers exciting summer research opportunities for undergraduate students in the health sciences.


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OVERVIEW
Applications for the 2017 Summer Research Programs are now being accepted through February 1, 2017. See below for information on applying.

Students selected for summer research at UC San Francisco spend up to ten weeks working with UCSF faculty members on research projects. Participants in the program take part in seminars, lectures, and social events, creating a cohesive and supportive community. At the end of the program, students give presentations of their research and get valuable feedback from students, postdocs, and faculty at UCSF.

In order to be eligible for the Summer Research Program at UCSF, students must:

  • Be a currently-enrolled undergraduate student. (We cannot accept students who will have earned their bachelor's degree by the end of the spring 2017 quarter.)
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a desire to pursue a PhD in one of the disciplines offered by the UCSF Graduate Division in life/health sciences listed below.
  • Have completed at least four semesters or six quarters of undergraduate study prior to the beginning of the Summer Program.
  • Be able to participate for the entirety of the program. (Dates for the 2017 program have not yet been established, but the Program usually starts in late May and ends in early August.)
  • Read more about what will make you a strong candidate.

Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)
The SRTP provides research opportunities in the biomedical and biological sciences. We'd like to thank our funders for their generous support. Students are supported by the National Science Foundation, Genentech, Amgen Foundation, Graduate Group in Biophysics, Graduate Group in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics, UCSF-Tuskegee Partnership in Bioengineering, the University of California Office of the President, and UCSF Graduate Division.

APPLICATION PROCESS

GO TO the online application for 2017.

A completed application must include:

  • Application and personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of college transcript(s)


PROGRAM FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Program Features
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


Participant Benefits
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


Graduate Programs and Summer Research Areas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological and Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Epidemiology and Translational Research
Genetics
Neuroscience
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics


CONTACT

For more information, contact:

Julia Clark
Outreach and Student Programs Coordinator
Tel: 415-514-3510
julia.clark@ucsf.edu

Ira Young
Director of Diversity and Outreach
Tel: 415-476-3036
ira.young@ucsf.edu