CIRM Scholar Research Training Program – Deadline Sept 22th

The UCSF CIRM Scholar Research Training Program is pleased to offer training slots for four predoctoral graduate students, six postdoctoral fellows, and one clinical fellow for the period of 12/1/2023-11/30/2024 with the possibility for renewal for a second year.  The program is overseen by the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research with training slots available on a competitive basis to trainees proposing stem cell and gene therapy projects across the UCSF campus. Applications will be drawn from a campus-wide discovery/translational/clinical science programs spanning a spectrum of disciplines including stem cell biology, developmental biology, gene therapy, cell engineering, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, immunology, translation, clinical trials and more.

  • Applications may be submitted via the link below no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023. Early submission is encouraged. Funding will begin December 1, 2023. Later start dates will be considered.
  • Placement is available to grad students, postdocs, and clinical fellows who plan to remain in their current position for at least two more years beyond the fellowship start date (to ensure any selected trainee can potentially be funded for the maximum two years allowed on the grant). 
  • There are no citizenship requirements.
  • Awards are made for up to 2 years contingent on annual review of satisfactory progress. The fellowship provides:
    • Grad Students: Annual stipend of $36,000 plus tuition and fees (up to 100% of $4500 and 60% thereafter, annually, up to a maximum of $16000) and a small research/travel allowance.
    • Postdocs: Annual stipend of $51,000‐$65,000 plus funds to offset health insurance costs and a small research/travel allowance.
    • Clinical Fellows: Annual stipend of $74,000‐$94,000 plus funds to offset health insurance costs and a small research/travel allowance.
  • Trainee selection will be based on previous scholarly record, proposed research, potential translational value, and the likelihood that the proposed training will result in a highly impactful contribution to the application of stem cell and gene therapies in the future.
  • Selected fellows will be required to participate in the training program as described in the Training Activity Requirements document.
  • Questions may be directed to program coordinator Jessica Allen at [email protected]