FOCUS

UC San Diego campus

UC San Diego Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) Summer Institute is the newest member of the NIH Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) initiative; an all-expense-paid Summer Institute, research education and mentoring initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). 

This intensive two-week summer institute will take place on the University of California, San Diego campus in beautiful La Jolla, CA. 

The goals of the UC San Diego Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) Summer Institute are to provide strong mentorship, enhance critical academic and grant writing skills and the development of cardiovascular research to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.


Information for upcoming Summer Institute 

Dates: July 8 - 19, 2019
Location: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Eligible applicants: Faculty and transitioning postdoctoral biomedical scientists that have not yet received an NIH independent research award (R01 type) or similar award , must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident who are from groups:

  • under-represented in the biomedical sciences and/or 
  • have disabilities

Postdoctoral scientists in training at the time of matriculation are not eligible. Postdoctoral scientists may participate in the program only if they have a faculty appointment at the time of matriculation.

Application cycle for the 2019 cohort is closed. 

Application cycle for 2020 cohort will be open in Winter 2020.

For more informaiton about the application process, visit: https://pridecc.wustl.edu/apply

 Eligible applicants from across the country are encouraged to apply. 

For more information, email hsfacaffairs@ucsd.edu