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Funding for Health Sciences Faculty Leadership Skills Training

Faculty leadership training promotes an engaged, diverse and inclusive faculty in academic medicine. UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) supports funding for faculty development programs at UC San Diego and high quality nationally recognized programs.

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Eligibility and Funding Support for Leadership Training Opportunities 

Health Sciences (HS) faculty at all ranks and series with at least a 50% salaried appointment are eligible to apply. Applications for HS funding support are accepted on a rolling basis and must include a description of the applicant's current and potential leadership roles in UC San Diego Health Sciences, CV and letter of endorsement from the sponsoring department. Departments are expected to cover a portion of the training and/or travel expenses, and the endorsement letter must confirm this support.  

Application instructions specific to each opportunity are indicated below. A committee comprised of Health Sciences senior faculty leaders will review and select recipients for funding support. 

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UC San Diego Leadership Training Opportunities

Leadership training opportunities for Health Sciences faculty at UC San Diego are outlined below with additional information including available funding support. 

Target Audience
​Mid- and Senior-career faculty
Funding spots available
​Up to 10 faculty members selected annually
Estimated Cost
$115,000 total
Support Structure
Faculty participant is expected to pay a sixth to a third of the cost. The remainder will be supported by Rady School of Management, the Department, and VCHS.
​Time Commitment
​2 years (FlexEvening or FlexWeekend MBA)
Application Due
​Rolling basis, Rady MBA deadlines are Dec 1, Feb 1, Apr 1, May 1 and July 1. 
Additional requirements
​Applicants need to apply simultaneously to the Rady MBA program and UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application. Support is contingent upon acceptance into the MBA program. It is recommended that candidates apply for the funding support and to the MBA program by May 1st at the latest.

Support for this training will require that the faculty member remain at UC San Diego for at least 2 years after completion of leadership training or forfeit funding, requiring payback to the institution.
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the UC San Diego Rady School of Management FlexMBA program, visit the website or contact Kristina Cook (kbcook@ucsd.edu). 
Target Audience
​Assistant Professors with Academic Senate membership (Ladder-Rank, In Residence, LPSOE, and Clinical X series).
  • Applicants must have been employed in one of the above series for at least one year by the application deadline and must be at the rank of Assistant Professor at the time the award is utilized.
Funding spots available
​TBA
Support Structure
Applicants may request funding for release from the teaching of 1-2 courses in order to allow time to concentrate their efforts on research or creative activities.
  • AY 2021-2022 course relief rate: $8,500/course for a maximum of $17,000 for two courses.
  • Applicants in Health Sciences may request release time from clinical duties, and the amount of funding will be comparable to that for course relief on the General Campus, up to a maximum of $17,000.
  • The program may also provide support for supplies and equipment, salary for an assistant, summer research, travel expenses related to a project, etc.
​Time Commitment
​Awards are announced in the spring and implemented in the following academic year. Reports on how award funds were used are required for each awardee at the end of the academic year.
Application Due
​TBA
  • The 2021-2022 applications were due December 18, 2020. 
  • The 2020-2021 applications were due October 31, 2019.
Additional requirements
N/A
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UCSD Faculty Career Development Program
For more information about this funding, contact Academic Recruitment Services (OARS): Jennifer Park jennifer@ucsd.edu or Carla Solomon at oars@ucsd.edu.

National Leadership Training Opportunities

Health Sciences funding is also available for select, high-quality national leadership training opportunities external to UC San Diego. Those opportunities are outlined below with additional information including available funding support. Department support for travel expenses is required for the applicant to be eligible for Health Sciences funding. NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.

Other high-quality leadership trainings not listed may be considered for funding.  Please send your request to hsfacaffairs@ucsd.edu.

​Target Audience
​Early and mid-career women and under-represented minority faculty
​Funding spots available
​Up to 2 faculty members per training supported annually
​Estimated Cost
​$1,700 - $2,225 registration only (not including travel, lodging, meals)
Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
​Time Commitment
​2.5 - 3.5 days at various seminar locations
Application Due
TBD for 2021 (all in-person seminars cancelled through June 2021)

Rolling basis depending on which of the 5 seminars supported:
Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the AAMC Leadership Development Seminars, visit the website.
Target Audience
Mid- and senior-career women faculty
​Funding spots available
One faculty supported annually
​Estimated Cost
$25,000 ($15,600 registration + travel, lodging, meals)
Support Structure
Support Structure 1/3 faculty, 1/3 Department and 1/3 Dean, CEO or VCHS
Time Commitment
1 year fellowship (including three onsite 1-week sessions)
Application Due
2021-2022 application is due January 8, 2021 midnight EST.
​Additional Requirements
Applicants must be nominated by the Dean or CEO of the Health System for ELAM and first apply to ELAM. After acceptance into ELAM, faculty may submit a UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application

Support for this training will require that the faculty member remain at UC San Diego for at least 2 years after completion of leadership training or forfeit funding, requiring payback to the institution.

Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, visit the website.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Education

Target Audience
​Mid- and senior-career women faculty
Funding spots available
​Up to two faculty members supported annually
Estimated Cost
Registration cost TBD
NOTE: In 2019, registration was $4,500 (not including travel, lodging, meals)
​Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
Time Commitment
​4 days
​Application Due
​TBA (next program June 20-23, 2022 on-site)
​Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Emerging Women Executives in Health Care program, visit the website.
Target Audience
​Mid- and senior-faculty physicians
Funding spots available
​One faculty member supported annually
Estimated Cost
​$9,500 registration only (not including travel, lodging, meals)
Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
Time Commitment
​2 weeks
  • two sessions available: October 3-15, 2021 and October 24-November 5, 2021 both on site
Application Due
Registration open
Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
​Apply for HS funding
​UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers program, visit the website.
​Target Audience
​Mid- and senior-career women faculty
Funding spots available
​Up to two faculty members supported annually
​Estimated Cost
​$2,300
​Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
​Time Commitment
​June 7-11, 2021 Online
​Application Due
Registration open now
Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Leading in Health Systems program, visit the website.

Wharton Executive Education

Target Audience
Senior-career faculty (senior managers)
Funding spots available
​One faculty member supported annually
Estimated Cost
​$11,280 registration only (not including travel, lodging, meals)
Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
Time Commitment
​5 days
Application DueTBA for 2021 program
​Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathway for Success program, visit the website.
Target Audience
​Senior-career faculty
Funding spots available
One faculty member supported annually
​Estimated Cost
Fees TBA

NOTE: 2020 registration fee was ​$6,500 (not including travel, lodging, meals)
​Support Structure
​HS funding will support registration fees and Department is responsible for travel expenses
NOTE: Due to COVID, there will be a cost-share for all virtual event registration.
Time Commitment
​3.5 days
​Application Due
TBA for 2021 program
​Additional requirements
​Letter of endorsement from Department confirming support of travel expenses is necessary to complete HS funding application
Apply for HS funding
UCSD HS Faculty Leadership Training Funding Application
For more information about the Leadership in a Era of Health Care program, visit the website.