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 $25,320 and tuition for related coursework. Most predoctoral fellows devote one full year to the fellowship, although an extension may be granted in selected cases.

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


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a health professions doctoral program (e.g., acupuncture, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, osteopathy, pharmacy, public health).
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent US residence.
  • Applicants must be able to devote the majority of their time to fellowship-related work.
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. For details regarding NIH diversity eligibility, see Notice on NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

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.  The top applicants will then be invited to submit a full application along with project abstract.

We are no longer accepting applications for the current year, please direct questions about the call for 2021 positions to Ms. Yvette Coulter, by completing this brief inquiry form

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

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