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Featured Career Development Opportunities
F Grant Writing Workshop
October 2021 - March 2022
This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs who plan on submitting an F31 or F32 for the April 2022 deadline. Participants will attend monthly virtual lectures covering different sections of the grant, write a draft, receive peer and mentor review, and learn about the grant submission process.
Training and Funding Opportunities

CRI Irvington Postdoc Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity
Supports qualified, young scientists from underrepresented minorities who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology and cancer immunology. Funding: $175,500 over 3 years. Application deadline Oct. 1, 2021. Click here for more information.
Rombauer Fellowship for Junior Faculty
Through the UCSF Pancreas Center, this fellowship is for faculty who wish to study pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Application deadline Oct. 1, 2021, 5pm PST.
Email Kurt Giles for more information.
K12 Physician Scholar Program in Clinical Oncology (PSPCO)
The goal of PSPCO is to foster the development of the next generation of clinical scientists to be effective partners with discovery scientists and conduct high impact and innovative patient-centered cancer research.
Click here for more information and RFA. Applications due December 3, 2021 at 3:00pm
Career Development by Trainee Level
OET Postdoc Professional Development Seminar Series

Hosted by the HDFCCC's Office of Education & Training (OET). 2021/2022 schedule below. Open to all postdocs.

  • Reaching Gender Equity in Cancer Research through Mentorship/ Sponsorship and Allyship - Oct. 19, 4-5:30pm
  • Understanding the Why & How of Community Engaged Research - Nov. 15, 3:30-5pm
  • Maximizing the Impact of your Work (Preprints, Press, Twitter, etc.) - April 5, 4-5pm
  • Practical & Ethical Considerations of Using Genomics & Genetics for Patient Treatment & Research - April 26, 4-5pm

Click here for more information and to register.
NIH F Grant Writing Seminars
Lectures will cover the "score-driving" sections of an NIH F Grant. These are part of our F Grant Writing Workshop. To apply for the entire workshop, click here. To register for individual lectures, use links below. Open to graduate students & postdocs

APP Collaborative Career Advancement Network (C-CAN) Meet and Greet
Oct. 6, 12.30-1:30pm
Open to any UCSF Health or campus employee interested in pursuing a career as an Advanced Practice Provider (APP), such as NP, PA, CNM, or CRNA. Through mentoring, shadowing, mock interviews, etc., C-CAN wants to help you get into graduate school. This event is an opportunity to network and tell us what resources and support you need. Register here. Email Tara Valcarcel for questions.
Graduate School Application Support Group

Informal co-working group for lab technicians/ junior specialists at UCSF who are preparing their applications for any graduate-level bioscience program. Designed so members can support each other, work together on applications, edit each other's work, and share example essays and general advice. Weekly meetings at a time TBD, first one to be held the first week of September. Contact Jayden Ross for more information.
Click here for more career development opportunities by trainee level
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