UCSF Scholars at Risk Program invites Ukrainian scholars to apply for unique training and fellowship opportunities

The UCSF Scholars at Risk Program is issuing a call for Ukrainian Scholars to apply for a limited number of training and fellowship opportunities at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and in partnership with University of California Berkeley. UCSF is one of the premier health sciences universities in the world, with four professional schools (medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy) and the Institute for Global Health Sciences. UCSF also is collaborating with the University of California Berkeley to offer unique training opportunities.

UCSF Scholars at Risk Training Opportunities

UCSF’s Scholars at Risk Program is offering a limited number of training opportunities for Ukrainian scholars – health professionals, students, and researchers – to apply for one of many programs to advance their careers at a time of grave and catastrophic destruction to Ukraine and their academic and health care institutions. These programs allow for a continuation of training until a safe return to Ukraine is possible. UCSF programs are available to all Ukrainian scholars and most, if not all, costs will be covered by the program (including transport, visas, tuition, housing; families are eligible to join). The possible programs are listed below,* including an advanced degree in Global Health Sciences, to various PhD and Masters programs. The intention is for scholars to return to their home country upon completion of the training.

* Please check eligibility criteria to ensure that you have all required qualifications (e.g., many programs require completion of an undergraduate degree.)

UCSF Scholars at Risk Fellowships

Unique Fellowships are also possible for Ukrainian scholars with specific credentials.

UCSF is committed to fulfilling its promise towards advancing health worldwide by advocating for a healthy climate for immigrants, for protection of human rights, and for creating opportunity for scholars at risk.

The Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) has sought to be a pioneer and innovator in academic global health, with a deep commitment to improving the health of marginalized communities. IGHS collaborates with the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative (HHRI), which brings together multidisciplinary partners with decades-long expertise in health services for immigrants.

This fellowship is specifically designed to accept skilled clinicians, researchers, and public health practitioners from Ukraine that are currently unable to practice freely. Fellows apply for a oneyear fellowship based at UCSF to gain additional skills, contribute to progressing the work of global health and human rights, and contribute to communities in need. The intention is for scholars to return to their home country upon completion of the fellowship.

The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to offer opportunities and train future global health and human rights leaders.

How to Apply

Interested candidates for the fellowship or training opportunities can apply by writing directly to the UCSF Scholars at Risk Program with the following materials:

  1. Statement of intent, purpose, background and plans
  2. Statement current living situation and if family members will be joining the scholar
  3. Evidence of degree, if applying for a degree program*
  4. Which training or fellowship program is desired

These materials will be initially screened by the Scholars at Risk committee; potentially eligible candidates will be contacted and further information may be requested.

For more information or to submit applications for either opportunity, please write to: [email protected]

* Please check eligibility criteria to ensure that you have all required qualifications (e.g., many programs require completion of an undergraduate degree.)

Photo on IGHS: Elisabeth Fall