Program commitments

When applying, you will be asked to commit to the following:

  • To attend the full 6-week program in San Francisco each summer in person (for three consecutive years) without absences.

  • To complete all writing assignments in a timely manner and to review fellow trainees' assignments and provide constructive feedback on their assignments.

  • To complete yearly evaluation forms and return them to the program coordinator.

  • To provide the program office with information regarding your professional development and accomplishments following completion of the program. At a minimum, we ask you to submit an updated CV each year that includes grant awards and publications.

  • To credit the VP grant in publications resulting from the utilization of resources of the VP program by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and complying with the NIH Public Access Policy.

  • To spend 25% of your time annually on research.

Application now closed

The application for Summer 2024 is closed. We anticipate opening our application for Summer 2025 in the fall. If you wish, you may return to the main page for the Visiting Professor program.