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UCSF School of Medicine Study Abroad Grants
Office of International Programs
Deadlines: Quarterly
on January, April, July, and October 15
Grants are available on a quarterly basis to fund health-related international research, clinical, cultural and language study projects by UCSF medical students for a minimum of one month. See Study Abroad page for forms and guidelines.

UCSF School of Medicine Student Research Fellowships
Office of Student Research
Deadlines: Quarterly on January, April, July, and October 15th
The Office of Student Research offers funding for summer, quarterly and year-long projects for UCSF medical students. Approximately 30% of the students in each class do eight-week summer research projects, many of which take place abroad. Interested students must select a faculty sponsor, choose a project, and write up a research proposal. The fellowship includes a stipend to cover living expenses while the student works full-time for eight weeks. The Office of Student Research also maintains a list of additional funding sources, including the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) NIH Scholars Program and the HHMI Research Training Fellowships, both of which can be used for international health projects.

Pathways to Discovery Project Funding in Global Health
Office of International Programs
Deadline: Quarterly on January, April, July, and October 15
With support of alumni from the classes of 1974 and 2004, as well as other donors, the Office of International Programs in the School of Medicine provides supplemental funding to encourage students to conduct global health-related Area of Concentration (AoC) projects. Third- and fourth-year medical students participating in any of the seven AoCs are eligible for this funding, with preference given to long-term projects. More>

Vanderryn Preceptorships
UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine
Deadline: March
Named in memory of David Vanderryn, a Family Medicine resident, these preceptorships are available to three UCSF students during the summer between the first and second year of medical school. The four-week preceptorships provide a stipend of $1600 and are for students interested in working in underserved communities either in the United States or abroad. Applications must include three copies each of 1) completed application form, 2) your current CV, and 3) a 500-word essay describing long-term goals, medical career interests, and why you would like to do a preceptorship in an underserved community. If you have identified a community in which you would like to work, you should include that information in the essay. To obtain or submit an application, or ask questions about the process, contact Roy Johnston, MU 335E, tel. 415/476-2503 or Email Contactjohnstonr@fcm.ucsf.edu

Doris Duke Training in International Malaria Research
Application deadline ongoing
UCSF researchers offer the opportunity for medical students to spend one year with a research program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Projects in Africa, primarily in Uganda, include randomized comparisons of new therapies for malaria, longitudinal evaluation of malaria, evaluation of new malaria diagnostic techniques, assessment of the interactions of malaria and HIV infections, and evaluations of the effectiveness of anti-malarial therapies and control measures. Projects will entail extended stays in Africa, but related laboratory or data analysis work at UCSF is also encouraged. Program includes participation in the UCSF Designing Clinical Research for Medical Students course in August. Please contact Purba Chatterjee Email Contact pchatterjee@php.ucsf.edu or Phil Rosenthal Email Contact rosnthl@itsa.ucsf.edu, tel. 415-206-8845.


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship in Africa
Deadline: TBA in October; please check back.
This one-year mentored clinical research opportunity, based in Africa, is ideal for second and third-year medical students considering international clinical research as a possible career path. Fellowship includes a $27,000 stipend, plus round trip travel to Africa and study-related expenses. Please note prospective students will be required to choose from one of the sites and PIs listed on the website. Students should contact their PI of interest from our list and submit a research proposal prepared with that PI that will be reviewed as part of the initial application. Students will participate in the Designing Clinical Research Course at UCSF starting late July-mid Sept and then will concentrate their research time in Africa from late Sept-early May. Those interested in less than six months research abroad or in research outside of the listed projects or countries should apply through the PACCTR program instead. If you plan to apply to schools outside UCSF for the one-year medical program, you should apply to those schools through the Doris Duke Foundation. More>

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