Eligibility

The MIND application is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the waitlist.

The 2017-2018 is the fourth year of the program, with a limit of 100 spaces. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting July 24th, 2017, and participants will be selected until the class is full, or by September 6th, 2017, whichever occurs first.

Postdocs must be in the basic life sciences and hold a postdoctoral title code at the time of application. International and domestic trainees are all eligible and welcome to apply.

Graduate Students** must have passed- or intend to pass- their qualifying exams between 7/1/16-10/28/17; they should be in one of the basic sciences graduate programs:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Medical Informatics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
  • Tetrad

**Note on graduate student eligibilty: If you are slightly outside of the eligibility window, please submit your application, and also e-mail MIND@ucsf.edu to let us know of your situation. 


All participants must commit to:

* Attendance at all coursework sessions, 3 full-day events held on Saturdays
* Completion of 3-5 hours of homework between course dates
* Participation in bi-weekly peer team meetings, of two-four hours per meeting, through the academic year
* Conducting a minimum of 3 informational interviews or job shadows in the course of the academic year, and sharing the information they have gathered with their peer teams, and in MINDBank
* Attendance at the Peer Team Launch, the Peer Team mid-year meeting, and the MIND Program Finale (note these will be half-day gatherings and may be scheduled on a Saturday)
* Availability for longitudinal surveys about experiences with the program, and career outcomes (up to 5 years)

Participants should also understand that they are joining a research program: MIND seeks to understand the process of career reinvention and test strategies for navigating this transition. As such, participants will be required to complete detailed surveys both during and after the program, for up to 5 years.