AoC Fellows Program (Call For Nominations)

Acceptance of nominations due August 31, 2022.
Students: To apply for this fellowship, you must be nominated by a faculty member.

Goals of the AOC Fellows Program

  • Provide funding opportunities for students who are engaged in biomedical research projects that impact community health.
  • Provide professional development for students in biomedical sciences who are engaged in social justice work 
  • Connect students to a wider network of professionals and students working to support social justice in biomedical science 

How will the AOC Fellows program benefit me in my career?

  • Support your career trajectory in the biomedical field (e.g. Master’s, Ph.D., MD/Ph.D., MD, MPH) 
  • Supply financial support for academic and professional development activities
  • Provide networking, peer mentoring, and community building
  • $5,000 for the semester 

Program Requirements and Expectations

  • Participate in one AOC workshop a semester 
  • Participate in monthly reflections through iLearn 
  • Culminating report back project (ie. final reflections, social media post)


  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or master’s student at SFSU in a biomedical major, or recently graduated from SFSU within 1 year.
  • Intent to pursue graduate or professional school within 1-2 years
  • Interested in biomedical research relevant to community health
  • Nominated by BUILD faculty 
  • Committed to social justice through the use of science 
  • Currently involved, or previously participated, in supporting community-engaged research.

How to Apply

1. SF BUILD Faculty Nominations - Rolling acceptance for Summer 2022: May 18, 2022 until Aug 31, 2022

For faculty nominations, email a Letter of Support for your student nominee to Carol Umanzor at

2. Student Nominee Acceptance due by Aug 31, 2022

Student nominees send acceptance of nomination and CV to Carol Umanzor at