Career Development in Glycosciences | Application Process

Interested scholars must first apply for a research position with an approved Faculty Mentor.
If the scholar fits the program criteria, the Mentor will submit an application.

Application Package:

To be considered, the faculty mentor should submit the following as a single pdf to glycoK12@ucsd.edu.
  • Application Form.pdf
  • Mentor's statement regarding candidate (1 page or less)
  • Candidate's statement of interest in the program (1 page or less)
  • Complete CV of the candidate
  • Recent NIH Biosketch of Faculty Mentor
  • Current "Other Support" of Faculty Mentor

Selection Criteria:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the USA
  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD in biomedical, chemical, bioengineering, or physical sciences
  • Acceptance by an approved Faculty Mentor
  • Strong letter of recommendation from Faculty Mentor
  • For MDs who have not done PhD thesis work, evidence of motivation to pursue basic research and
    significant past research experience before or during medical school and residency training
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in one or more aspects of glycoscience
  • Adequate space and resources provided by the Mentor
  • Long-term commitment of the Mentor to the candidate (including available funding
    to support costs not provided by the grant)
  • Commitment of candidate and mentor to participate in program activities throughout the training period
  • Considerations for increasing the number of underrepresented students in glycoscience research