Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program (CTRFP)
Types of Fellowships
- Domestic Research: One-year intensive training research fellowships for UCSF health science students designed to provide detailed exposure to clinical research.
- International Research: A one-year mentored International Clinical Research Fellowship program for medical students, established by UCSF Medical School and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Offered to both UCSF and non-UCSF medical students.
- Master's Degree Program in Clinical & Translational Research: Two-year fellowship leading to a master's degree.
UCSF applicants must be currently enrolled in the UCSF School of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry or Pharmacy and must apply through the Resource Allocation Program for Trainees (RAPtr). Applicants must be pre-doctoral and U.S. citizens. UCSF medical students wishing to apply for an international fellowship with a UCSF Faculty mentor should apply to both the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as well as through RAPtr. This will increase an applicant's chance for funding.
Medical students from outside of UCSF wishing to apply to the international Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship must apply through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation application process as well as complete the supplemental UCSF application materials. These applicants must be enrolled in an accredited US Medical School. US Citizenship is not required for the Doris Duke Fellowship Program.
At the end of the research year, students participate in two events as a part of the CTRFP program:
- Posterpalooza is a large scientific poster session that includes posters from all four UCSF schools and the 5 disciplines. Each CTR fellow creates a scientific poster and then presents their work to a group of their peers and answers questions. It's a fun event and is always well-attended. Learn more about poster production
- At the CTRFP Symposium, each student gives an oral presentation of their work to mentors and program leadership.
CTR Curriculum for Pre-doctoral Students
Explore our Clinical and Translational Research Resources that our Curriculum Committee created specifically for pre-doctoral students.