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Summer Research Training Program

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

Overview

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 2020 Summer Research Program at UCSF, you 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 2020 quarter.)
  • Be a U.S. 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 at right.
  • 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.

***Read more about what will make you a strong candidate.***

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the 2020 Summer Research Program at UCSF, you 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 2020 quarter.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants with DACA or AB540 status may also be eligible and should contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Have a desire to pursue a PhD in one of the disciplines offered by the UCSF Graduate Division in life/health sciences listed at right.
  • 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.

Funding Sources

The Summer Research Training Program provides research opportunities in the biomedical and biological sciences. We thank the following funding sources for their generous support:

  • Amgen Foundation
  • Genentech Foundation
  • National Science Foundation
  • UC LEADS
  • UCSF Graduate Division
  • UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
  • ImmunoX
  • UCSF Cancer Center
  • UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Bioengineering Graduate Program
  • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program
  • Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
  • Integrative Program in Quantitative Biology Graduate Program
  • Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Graduate Program

Application Process

*The application cycle for 2020 will open on November 1, 2019.*

A completed application must include:

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

    Still have questions? See an FAQ.


    srtp program staff members
    Karen, Liz, Naika, Julia, Robert, and D'Anne

     

    Contact

    For more information, contact: Julia Clark, outreach and student programs coordinator.

    Tel: 415-514-3510 | [email protected]

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