University of California San Francisco

How to Apply

Application Cycle and Selection Dates

  • Two-year program starting annually on August 1st
  • We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2025 cycle that commences on August 1, 2023 and ends on July 31, 2025.
Internal UCSF Applicants

Applications must be received by February 15th

(6 months prior to the August 1 start date)           

External Applicants*

Applications must be received by November 15th of the year prior to anticipated start date        

(9 months prior to the August 1 start date)

* For external applicants, applications are due in November of the year prior to the year you wish to start the FAVOR T32 training program. These three additional months are required to facilitate identification of appropriate mentorship and to allow ample time to process essential documents including letters of reference.

How to Apply

The purpose of the FAVOR T32 training grant is to provide two years of funding for surgery residents (post-doctoraltrainees) with a strong interest in transplant surgery, to prepare them for translational research careers using state of the art tools to study allo- and heterologous immune mechanisms pertinent to solid organ transplant injury and acceptance. Trainees will receive in-depth training in translational research to prepare them for careers as academic transplant surgeons.


Post-doctoral surgery residents, US Trained.

  • Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (in possession of a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card, or "green card") at the time of appointment.
  • Candidates must hold a post-doc degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.
  • Candidates must be currently appointed in an ACGME general surgery residency program.
  • Trainees will be expected to commit full time to the research training.

We encourage and welcome all qualified applications to the T32 training program and particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, including underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Selection Process

The Department of Surgery Research Committee and the training grantโ€™s Steering Committee independently review the applications. Constructive criticism of applications from both reviewing bodies is considered an essential first step in the training program. Final decisions will be decided by the Steering Committee.

Responses will be sent out in May, and offers will be extended in June.

Submitting Your Application

Please submit the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Favor T32 Initial Proposal Application  

    Note to External candidates: You may not know your mentors at the time of your submission, but we will work with you to identify appropriate mentors. Your proposal will be a working document.