SF BUILD Student Training

Welcome to the SF BUILD student scholars page! This section contains information for students interested in the training program. 

Who are SF BUILD Scholars?

SF BUILD gives San Francisco State University students interested in biomedical research* the opportunity to become a San Francisco (SF) BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) scholarWe believe that everyone "brings something to the table" from their personal experiences that can be used to benefit and strengthen our communities. In partnership with UC San Francisco (UCSF), SF BUILD scholars will investigate biomedical research questions that are of interest to them and relevant to local communities.  

Through a variety of activities, SF BUILD scholars will receive support to integrate personal strengths, develop strong research skills, and pursue academic and professional goals. Learn more about the benefits of SF BUILD and how to apply below.

How does SF BUILD benefit me as a student?

  • Student in lab
    SF BUILD will create a community of scholars who will work together to support each other's goals and objectives. 
  • SF BUILD will help you to improve your academic performance, enhance your well-being, and create a strong science identity.

  • SF BUILD will increase your competitiveness for employment in the biomedical research workforce. 

  • SF BUILD will also provide:

        -Networking opportunities with visiting researchers

        -Professional development

        -Peer mentoring opportunities

        -Research opportunities      

        -Tuition coverage -up to $1946.40 per semester ($3892.80 academic year)

        -A monthly stipend for research activities - up to $11,856/annually

For more detailed information of academic and summer activities, click here.

How do I apply?

To see the application directions, click here.


Biomedical Research: **The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the NIH-funded biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences (collectively termed "biomedical") research careers.