We are not currently accepting applications for the ACTIONS postdoctoral fellowship.

The ACTIONS postdoctoral fellowship is currently closed. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 Postdoctoral Fellowship


ACTIONS hosts an innovative fellowship that seeks to connect, mentor, and support scholars looking to pursue a Ph.D. or postdoctoral studies at the School of Nursing (SON), University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The program provides funding for pre-and post-doctoral scholars to design studies that prioritize reproductive justice as the primary approach to reproductive health services provision, including abortion, birth, contraception, healthy sexuality, parenting, and pleasure.

We are looking for scholars who are enthusiastic and passionate about transformational change toward reproductive health and justice. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to train the next generation of thought leaders and change agents in nursing leadership and faculty positions around the country.


Core components are designed to meet the needs of each scholar and foster a collaborative learning environment that is supported through mentorship, guidance, and access. The program offers the following:

  • Research and career guidance from highly regarded UCSF faculty
  • Leadership opportunities and network building through ACTIONS-sponsored events
  • Professional development
  • Support in applying for research grants
  • Social support to foster holistic learning
  • Stipend and educational support funds


Postdoctoral fellows cannot hold concurrent active faculty positions. Candidates are eligible if they have completed any one of the following:

  • Nursing degree with completed doctoral training (e.g., PhD, DNP)
  • PhD, ScD, or DrPH in biomedical or social sciences


Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will reopen in Spring Quarter 2022.

Applications Should Include:

  1. Current CV
  2. 1/2 page (double-spaced )summarizing your research interests
  3. 1/2 page (double-spaced) stating why you are a good fit for the ACTIONS program and what you expect to gain from the program
  4. Recent academic writing sample

Please submit the fellowship application materials as a single PDF to [email protected]