Application Process

Fellowship stipends range from $64,000 - $76,000, depending on years of postdoctoral experience. Review requirements below and submit your application with all supporting documents using our online form.

  • Application word document 
  • Two writing samples of papers you have written as the single or primary author.  Copies should be single-spaced and unbound to facilitate copying by the Selection Committee.  If you have published, please list your publications on page 5 of this application.
  • A two-page statement of purpose.  Please explain your interest in tobacco research or tobacco industry documents, your research experience, and a summary of career objectives.  Include your goals and reasons for applying to this program. 
  • Trainee Applicant Information Form, which upon upload is automatically returned solely to the UCSF Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Three letters of reference. For confidentiality, please have your references email these to the Program Coordinator ([email protected]), who will attach them to your application.
  • If you need assistance filling out the application, please email us at [email protected]


Doctorate degree must be completed prior to joining the fellowship.

Click on Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the most common application questions.