SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) 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).

Our Mission



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 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.






SF BUILD Scholar Program



SF BUILD gives San Francisco State University students interested in biomedical research the opportunity to become SF BUILD scholars. We 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, SF BUILD scholars investigate biomedical research questions that are of interest to them and relevant to local communities.  

Through a variety of activities, SF BUILD scholars receive support to integrate personal strengths, develop strong research skills, and pursue academic and professional goals. Applications are open until April 2nd, 2021. Apply now below!

Collage of SF BUILD scholars




NIH Diversity Supplement Event



UCSF is hosting a matchmaking event on Tuesday, January 19th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm PT for trainees who currently have or will have a bachelor's degree by June 2021 and who are eligible for an NIH-diversity supplement to meet UCSF investigators and discuss research opportunities funded through diversity supplements. Trainees who make a match will have the opportunity to join the UCSF PROPEL Program, which is a new post-baccalaureate program.

UCSF-NIH Matchmaking event banner





Remembering Shane Colombo,

beloved member of the SF BUILD community.



Read In Memorium: Shane Colombo