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UCSF Preterm Birth Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for International Researchers 2019/2021 – USA

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is excited to invite applications for the 2019-2021 cohort of the PBTi Fellowship programme. 

Application Deadline:15th September, 2018 11:59 PM PST.

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): USA

About the Award: The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is a multi-year, transdisciplinary and multi-sector research effort aimed at reducing the burden of prematurity.

Philanthropically funded by Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the PTBi applies scientific, clinical, and community expertise to address prematurity, the leading cause of childhood death worldwide. We have two parallel arms that are geographically focused in California and East Africa and conduct place-based discovery and implementation science research across the reproductive life course.

Postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines come together to acquire skills necessary to conduct powerful, collaborative research that is place-based, stakeholder-engaged, relevant, and likely to haveimpact on a critical health epidemic affecting millions of familiesacross the world

Type: Fellowship (Academic)

Eligibility: This Fellowship is open to US and non-US citizens. Fellows cannot hold concurrent active faculty positions. Candidates are eligible if they have completed any one of the following:

  • MD with or without residency training in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, medicine, family and preventive medicine or another relevant specialty
  • PhD, ScD or DrPH in biomedical or social sciences
  • Nursing degree with completed doctoral training PhD, DNP

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowship offers the following:

  • Salary support based on UCSF equity rules and travel/supplies stipend
  • Access to research and education funds through an intramural application process
  • Research and career guidance from highly regarded UCSF investigators
  • Fellows seminars with a rotating schedule of didactic content, works in progress, and journal clubs
  • Leadership opportunities and network building through PTBi sponsored events (e.g., Collaboratories, Annual Symposium)
  • Professional development curriculum in conjunction with the UCSF Center for AIDS Research

Duration of Programme: 2 years

How to Apply: Please submit the Fellowship application materials listed below as a single PDF to fellowship manager Nicole Santos (Nicole.Santos@ ucsf.edu) by 11:59 PM PST, September 15, 2018. Interviews will take place in November and December 2018 with notification of final decision no later than January 15, 2019.

  • Current NIH-style biosketch or CV
  • 1-page personal statement
  • 2-3 page research concept focused on decreasing the burden of preterm birth, including significance, proposed aims and methods, and community/location of interest
  • 1/2 page description about why you want to train at UCSF, including any educational courses or training opportunities you would like to pursue
  • Copy of medical, nursing or other clinical degree (if applicable)
  • A recent writing sample
  • Proof of US citizenship or residency, or visa status/eligibility for non-US citizens or residents
  • Three letters of reference (sent separately)

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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