Hard-to-Reach Populations Training Program

The UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences is accepting applications for a new   training program titled “Short Trainings on Methods for Recruiting, Sampling, and Counting Hard-to-Reach Populations: The H2R Training Program” or H2R Program.

This program will train scholars and mentors on state-of-the-art methods for sampling, population size estimation, bias analysis, and engagement of hard-to-reach (H2R) populations in behavioral, social sciences and clinical research.

Eligible scholars and mentors will be enrolled in a 6-month mentored program with the opportunity to attend scholar-led monthly science talks, four short courses and other activities, which will enable them to initiate lines of research among hard-to-reach populations. The short courses include: 1. Sampling, 2. Population Size Estimation, 3. Bias Analysis, 4. Community Engagement Research methods.

The program will be held in-person at UCSF Mission Hall or can be attended online via Zoom.

Program Dates: September 1, 2023 through February 2024.

Program Cost: FREE

How to apply

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Key dates

  • Application opens: March 27, 2023
  • Application close: June 2, 2023
  • Acceptance decision: June 30, 2023
  • First course starts on September 1, 2023


For any questions, please contact the H2R Program Manager, Maeve Forster at [email protected]