Predoc Application

Predoctoral Fellowship Call for Applications!

 
ABORTION CARE TRAINING INCUBATOR FOR OUTSTANDING NURSE SCHOLARS (ACTIONS)
 

ACTIONS is an innovative fellowship that seeks to connect, mentor, and support scholars looking to pursue a PhD 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 predoctoral 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.

PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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

ELIGIBILITY

  • Accepted into any UCSF SON PhD program
  • Commitment to reproductive justice
  • Stated research focus related to reproductive health services provision, including abortion, birth, contraception, healthy sexuality, parenting and pleasure
  • Expressed desire for leadership in nursing administration and/or commitment to accepting a faculty position in an area without active abortion-focused nurse scholars

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications open February 15, 2021 and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Prospective ACTIONS predoctoral scholars must first be admitted to a UCSF PhD program, and then will be considered for admission to the ACTIONS program separately.

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.

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