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

We accept applications for the predoctoral fellowship on a rolling basis in two rounds. Those interested in applying for a predoctoral fellowship in the first round must submit a brief application form, a one-page personal statement, and a current CV by August 3, 2018. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application, including a project abstract. We will inform applicants of their approval to submit a full application within two weeks of receipt of part one of the application.   

Following the first application round, if spaces remain open, we will accept applications on a rolling (first come, first served) basis up until October 22, 2018, or until all positions are filled. 

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. 

UCSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the Osher Center seeks to diversify student and faculty populations, particularly groups under-represented in integrative medicine.

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