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Learn about UCSF K12 grants and Career Development Award opportunities.
CTSI KL2 Career Development Award
The CTSI KL2 career development awards provide training, mentoring, infrastructure and protected time for junior faculty to pursue multidisciplinary clinical research. Clinical research is defined broadly, and includes translational research, patient-oriented research, clinical trials, epidemiologic research, and outcomes research. The program includes a master's degree in clinical research for those who do not have such training, an academically invigorating and supportive environment, research funds, and advice and support from an exceptional group of peers all at a similar stage on the path to an independent academic research career. Support also includes mentorship and guidance from outstanding program faculty, all of whom are successful clinical and translational researchers with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, implementation science, scientific writing, and career mentoring.
CTSI K Scholars Program
The CTSI K Scholars Program supports the career development of junior faculty who already have a career development award from the NIH (K23, K08, K01, faculty diversity supplements), the VA, and equivalent awards from foundations, or other UCSF intramural career development awards. The K Scholars program provides an academically invigorating and supportive environment including over 50 of the top young faculty at UCSF and affiliated institutions. K scholars benefit from one-on-one advice related to career development and statistical advising, as well as access to faculty with expertise in manuscript and grant writing.
AHRQ K12 PARTNERS Program
PARTNERS (PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH: Applied Research TraNsforming Engaged Real-world Systems) is a collaboration between the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI), the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). It is designed to train clinician-researchers for the effective generation and uptake of patient centered outcomes research (PCOR). Scholars will receive two years of salary and research support and are expected to dedicate at least 75% effort to the program.
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research provide an opportunity for junior faculty to work on an existing NIH-funded project in a particular area of interest. Find out how to connect with a Principal Investigator who is doing clinical and translational research in your area of interest.
Find a Mentor
CTSI's Junior Faculty Mentoring Program complements other UCSF mentoring support for junior clinical and translational investigators.
Become a Mentor
Become a mentor with CTSI's Mentor Development Program, an innovative curriculum for training mid-career and early senior research faculty to become the next generation of confident effective clinical and translational mentors.
Traveling Ambassador Program
Promote diversity in our ranks by participating in CTSI's Traveling Ambassador Program. The program provides funding for attending national meetings in your areas of interest, where you will recruit potential faculty applicants from diverse/disadvantaged backgrounds.