SF BUILD BUILDing Bridges Program


SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) is a project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by SFSU and in partnership with UCSF. The objective of the BUILDing Bridges to Biomedical Careers Program is to enhance diversity in the life, physical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences of the biomedical workforce.

How will the BUILDing Bridges program benefit me in my career?

  • Support your transition from undergrad to graduate/professional school in the biomedical field (e.g. Master’s, PhD, MD/PhD, MD, MPH)
  • Match you with biomedical research opportunities relevant to local communities at SFSU and UCSF
  • Supply financial support for academic and professional development activities
  • Provide networking, peer mentoring, and community building


  • Completion of undergraduate degree
  • Currently enrolled in a master’s program at SFSU, or intent to pursue graduate or professional school within 1-2 years
  • Interested in biomedical research relevant to community health
  • Able to participate in the program from November 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

How to Apply

1. Prepare your supplemental materials.

To complete your application, you will need to upload:

  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proposed Timeline

Learn more here.

2. Apply!

Your next step is to complete the application!  

Apply here.


Applications due October 9, 2021, 11:00PM, PST.


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Yazmin Carrasco at sfbuild@sfsu.edu.