SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity)
Agents of Change (AoC) SF BUILD Merck Fellows Program
For grad and undergrad students engaged in biomedical, community-oriented research.
SF BUILD is a project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce program. SF BUILD is led by San Francisco State University in partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Ongoing underrepresentation of some groups in the sciences limits the effectiveness of our nation's biomedical research workforce and constrains innovation and productivity in the scientific workforce.
To overcome these limitations, the mission of SF BUILD is to enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce by transforming the teaching and research environments at SF State. We create engaging and supportive spaces where students and faculty can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Additionally, in partnership with UC San Francisco (UCSF), students and faculty receive training and mentoring to make significant contributions to biomedical research by asking innovative questions that are relevant to local communities.
Programs and Resources
Student and Recent Grad Programs
Interested in training or research? Check out our programs for undergraduates, graduates, post-bacs, and recent grads.
Interested in collaborating with SF BUILD projects and programs? Check out our faculty programs.
Browse our collection of resources for students, faculty, and the community: literature, room reservations, and more.