SF BUILD Scholar Program

Applications closed on April 4, 2022.

How does the SF BUILD Scholar Program benefit me as a student?

  • SF BUILD will create a community of scholars who will work together to support each other's goals and objectives.

  • SF BUILD will help you improve your academic performance, enhance your well-being, and create a strong science identity.

  • SF BUILD will increase your competitiveness for employment in the biomedical research workforce. 

  • SF BUILD will also provide:

    • Networking opportunities with visiting researchers

    • Professional development

    • Peer mentoring opportunities

    • Research opportunities     

    • Tuition coverage — up to 60% per semester

    • A monthly stipend for research activities — $1,114/month

    • Travel/supplies budget — $1,700/year


  • You meet the NIH Guidelines:

  • 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 participating in the program from June - August
  • You are willing to commit to participating 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") 

How to Apply

    All applicants are required to submit the following:

    1. Application
    2. Unofficial transcript
    3. 1 Letter of recommendation (required), 2 Letters of recommendation (preferred)
    4. If accepted, proof of health insurance

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