Apply for research training at UCSF 

On an annual basis, we accept applications for the Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities (also known as the Visiting Professor Program) at the University of California, San Francisco. This program is designed to assist investigators interested in conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities in the United States to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work. Scientists in the program have access to the expertise of a team of mentors who are successful at conducting NIH-funded research in minority communities. Program participants will also receive $20,000 to support acquiring research skills, analyzing data, and other activities that facilitate the completion of an R-level grant.

Since 1997, the program has provided training, mentoring, and technical assistance to 85 Visiting Professors from universities in the continental US and Puerto Rico. To date, program participants have received 135 multi-year awards from NIH, including 56 R01 awards, and another 38 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. From all sources, Visiting Professors have been awarded over $286 million in grant funding. Program participants have also made a vast scientific impact, generating over 2,000 articles. For more information, please see our page of program details, our summer program seminars, and a list of previous participants.

Application now open

The application for Summer 2024 is now closed. You may still visit our application pages, beginning with information about who is eligible for the program

The next application will open in fall 2024.