Predoctoral Research Fellowship

Training in Research in Integrative Medicine (TRIM) program

The goal of the TRIM predoctoral fellowship is to support medical students who are taking a research year or PhD students in the biological or social sciences in pursuing an intensive period of research activity and training. Each predoctoral fellow works closely with a research mentor, typically developing work that is based in an existing research project. 

We encourage potential applicants to contact research faculty with whom they are interested in working, in order to develop a planned research project for the fellowship period. Fellows receive a stipend of $24,324 and tuition for related coursework. Most predoctoral fellows devote one full year to the fellowship, although an extension may be granted in selected cases.


Applicants must be participants in a qualifying PhD or MD/DO program, or in a doctoral degree program in a designated integrative health field (such as acupuncture). Applicants must be able to devote the majority of their time to fellowship-related work. To qualify for this federally-funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent U.S. residence. A temporary or student visa is not acceptable for this grant. We are unable to consider applications from individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria.

To learn more about the program and the faculty instructors, please visit the overview page for Research Fellowships.

Application Process

Application to the program is a two-step process. During our open call applicants will be invited to complete a brief application form, along with a one-page personal statement and CV these will be due by November 1, 2019. The top applicants will then be invited to submit a full application along with project abstract.

*There is a possibility of an early start - if you are interested in beginning the program in Winter 2019, please submit your application materials by October 1, 2019.

For more information or to apply, please complete this brief inquiry form. The TRIM administrator will reply, typically within two business days, with the application form and detailed instructions. 

The UCSF Osher Center is committed to reflecting this diversity in our faculty, students and other academic personnel. We work to fulfill these values by recruiting and retaining diverse scholars, especially those who have been systematically and historically underrepresented, prioritizing diversity and inclusion when hiring new fellows and faculty.

Contact Information

Yvette Coulter
Education Program Manager, Research Fellowship Administrative Coordinator
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
UCSF Box 1726, San Francisco, CA 94143-1726
Phone: (415) 353-7991
Email: [email protected] 

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