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School of Medicine Irene Perstein Award

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The Irene Perstein Award is awarded by the UCSF School of Medicine to an outstanding, newly recruited, junior woman clinician scientist. This unique award honors the legacy of Ms. Irene Perstein, who donated funds to support junior women faculty at UCSF.

Eligible candidates include women faculty members, appointed at the assistant professor rank (regardless of series) between 7/1/2015 and 12/30/2018, who are expected to develop a high caliber independent research program in clinical or translational science. The award is for up to $80,000 total with the award period being up to three years.

Nominations should be submitted by the department chair/director. The nomination packet should include three components: 1) a one-page maximum Chair’s letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications, the recruitment/start-up package, and the department’s commitment to the candidate; 2) a one-page description by the candidate of the research that will be undertaken with award funding and the impact of receiving the Irene Perstein award; and 3) the candidate’s current CV.

Applications should be addressed to Paul Garcia, MD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and submitted in a single PDF to Linda Tsiu.

Selection criteria include:

  • Scientific merit of the proposed research, including the likelihood of improving human health
  • Departmental commitment
  • Anticipated impact of the award on the candidate’s research and career

Award Period: up to 3 years
Award Cycle:   5/1/2019-4/30/2022



Request for Applications (RFA)


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