NIH-Diversity Supplement Virtual Matchmaking Event


Interested in Doing Research After You Graduate?

UCSF is hosting a matchmaking event on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, from 9 am-1 pm. During the event, you will be part of a series of interviews with faculty (15 minutes long) with similar research interests as yours. We would like to invite students/trainees who currently have or will have a bachelor's degree by June 2021 and belong to a group underrepresented in the sciences (as defined by NOT-OD-20-031) to participate in these opportunities. 


To participate in the matchmaking event, candidates will need to register no later than December 18th, 2020. Registration is a two-step process: (1) Fill out the RSVP on Eventbrite and (2) complete the matchmaking database form. The form responses will be used to pair trainees with faculty of similar research interests during the matchmaking event.


Additionally, trainees who make a match through the Matchmaking Event will have the opportunity to join the UCSF PROPEL Program, which is a new post-baccalaureate program that combines a paid research position (funded through the NIH diversity supplement) in a UCSF lab with career and professional development training sessions, scientific courses, and networking opportunities. The goal of PROPEL is to provide trainees with the research experience and scientific training to be competitive for admission into top-tier research-based PhD programs and to be successful in these programs.


Zoom details will be distributed to attendees closer to the event date.

For FAQs on NIH-diversity supplements, eligibility, and matchmaking event, please read this PDF.

For questions, please email Yazmin Carrasco, PhD at