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Visiting Scholars Program

Faculty research guidance is available for a limited number of post-docs, graduate students and/or medical fellows who wish to propose a short-term (summer or other specified duration) research project related to epidemiology and/or biostatistics. These appointments are competitive, instructional and will enhance your curriculum vitae. You will learn a lot, but you must be willing to work hard, and present your work at a formal seminar to faculty,  staff/student researchers, sponsors and, on occasion, the general public.  Our visiting scholar experiences emphasize scholarship and continued research training with the visiting scholar conducting their research under the general oversight of a faculty mentor.

We believe that visiting scholars from both U.S. and international institutions contribute to our academic community by enhancing our research and education programs. They bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment of all members of our university community, including graduate and undergraduate students. The Department of Epidemiology strives to provide a stimulating, positive and constructive experience for our visiting scholars.  We emphasize the mutual commitment and responsibility of the institution, the faculty, and the visiting scholar.  Fellowship appointments may be offered on either a volunteer basis (unpaid), for academic credit (unpaid) or occasionally, paid for by an external research affiliate of the visiting scholar or one of our departmental faculty. 

Those scholars who have already been awarded a portable extramural grant to support their work as a visiting scholar are most welcome to apply for one of the department's short-term research appointments under the mentorship of one of our faculty.  The University of California provides a unique opportunity for visiting scholars to work along side world-class faculty at a top-tier research university.

Those interested in a short-term scholar opportunity should contact the faculty member who shares their particular research interest.