Student Scholar Application Directions

The Application for 2020-21 is due March 13th, 2020.


How to apply:

1. Make sure you meet the NIH Guidelines

SF BUILD is funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to enhance diversity of the biomedical* research careers. Therefore, SF BUILD must follow the relevant NIH rules and guidelines for selecting scholars. Thus, scholars are required to be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and contribute to NIH's interest in diversity. Please click here to review NIH's Notice on Diversity.

In addition to the guidelines above, please consider the following selection criteria

  • You are an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University
  • You are interested in research in the biomedical sciences (example: biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and/or social sciences)
  • You are willing to commit to participate in the program from June - August
  • You are willing to commit to participate in the program for one or two academic years after the summer session (for example, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 and/or Fall 2020- Spring 2022, including Summer 2020)

Applicants do not need prior research experience!

*Biomedical includes biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences (collectively termed "biomedical") 


2. Ready to apply?

How to Apply:

1. Complete Application here.

2. Once you have completed the application above, please have two recommenders fill out the Letter of Recommendation Form.

All Applicants are required to submit the following:

- Application

- Unofficial transcript

- Two letters of recommendation (submit letters here)

- If accepted, proof of health insurance


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