The UCSF Department of Dermatology welcomes applications from medical students interested in doing an 8-week summer research fellowship with a faculty mentor in our department. The project may be a new or ongoing project in dermatology, and can be in any area of dermatology (basic science, epidemiology, population research, health policy, medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, procedural dermatology, medical education, outcomes research, etc.). The research award amount is $3500. Funding may be utilized for housing, travel/ transportation, meeting registration, meeting travel, and research resources. An additional $1000 will be granted to non-UCSF medical students to cover the costs of travel to/from San Francisco. We strongly encourage students who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM) * and students who do not have a dermatology department at their medical school to apply for this research award.

*A total of 2 research fellowships will be granted in 2019, with one fellowship reserved for a UIM student.

Duration: 8 weeks

No. of Positions: 2 (one fellowship reserved for a UIM student)

Award Amount: $3500 for UCSF students, $4500 for non-UCSF students


Application deadline is March 15, 2019 (notification April 1, 2019)

Applicant must be currently matriculated at a U.S. medical school

Research must be performed in person at the UCSF campus

The research mentor must be a UCSF Dermatology faculty member (adjunct, clinical instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor)

Funding will be awarded to students who have not received other funding for the same project; receipt of additional research funding should be immediately disclosed by the applicant.

Funding will only be awarded pending receipt of confirmation of UCSF IRB-approval for the research project (if IRB approval is required).

Funding must be used between April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

How to Apply:

Please download and complete application.

UCSF Dermatology Summer Research Award Form - 2019

Completed applications should provided as a single PDF document and emailed to Laura Harrison at Laura.Harrison@ucsf.edu by the March 15, 2019 deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Past Recipients