Applications Open for NIH T32 Fellowship Program

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Our T32 offers rigorous training in research fundamentals and techniques in areas of concern to anesthesiologists & the practice of medicine in a supportive and inclusive learning environment where trainee well-being is prioritized. 

Goals and Objectives
The primary goal of the program is to provide rigorous training in research fundamentals and techniques in areas of concern to clinical anesthesiologists and the larger practice of medicine. Training is offered in clinical, translational, and basic research and includes hands-on research, coursework in biostatistics, grant writing, and ethics, and other support required to obtain the skills necessary for academic achievement. 

Fellowship Award

Fellowship Features:

  • Research with an experienced faculty mentor and team of advisors
  • Well-established departmental research training program (Pathway to Scientific Independence) that incorporates longstanding NIH T32 fellowship 
  • The benefits of training in the world-renowned research environment of UCSF
  • $4,500 annually for conference travel, coursework, or other research expenses
  • Ability to apply for an annual $20,000 department research grant
  • Training activities include grant writing, bioethics, research presentations, career development plans, and regular dinners with other research trainees and junior faculty
  • Ability for anesthesiologists to maintain their clinical skills through 20% clinical work (no call) and volunteer shifts


Fellow Requirements

  • Candidates must be able to commit 2-3 years to the training program.
  • Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (in possession of a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card, or "green card") at the time of appointment.
  • Candidates must have received an MD, PhD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.
  • Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, a CV, and three reference letters. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Trainees must attend research seminars and symposia presented by the training program and meet regularly with their mentor, research advisory committee, the program director, and the appropriate research track coordinator. Attendance at sessions on the Responsible Conduct of Research and Rigor and Reproducibility in Science is required.
  • Trainees are expected to have written at least one scientific article as first author and one competitive research grant application by the completion of the training. 


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