Our Postdoctoral Fellowship offers diverse educational and research opportunities, including a grant writing seminar, graduate research positions, advocacy training, and individualized documents training. Our work spans policy and historical research, economics, and science.
 Fellows are recruited from a variety of fields including the basic sciences, social sciences, public health practitioners, clinical fields, political science, history, economics, law, and marketing. The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education directs a postdoctoral fellowship program that offers supervised research experience in tobacco control with members of the Center faculty. Each trainee meets regularly with a faculty mentor regarding research progress and career or professional issues. Stipends range from $48,000 - $58,000, depending on years of postdoctoral experience. The deadline for applying for fellowships beginning July 1, 2018, is January 24, 2018.  
Click here to create a user profile and/or submit your application. Doctorate degree must be completed prior to July 1, 2018.
• Tobacco Control Policy Issues Course
• Cancer Center Tobacco Seminar
• Writing Seminar
• Health Policy Seminar
• Tobacco Policy Research Group Meetings   
Tobacco Control Policy Fellows can also take courses in the following UCSF training programs:
• Adolescent Medicine Training Program • Institute for Health Policy Studies, Health Services Research and Policy Analysis Training Program
• Substance Abuse Treatment Training Program
• Psychology and Medicine Postdoctoral Training Program
• Social and Behavioral Sciences • Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
• Medical Information Sciences
• Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
• Cardiovascular Research Institute
Click here for a list of current fellows and their work.
Center Postdoctoral Training Program Earns High Praise from National Institutes of Health
In 2015, the National Institutes of Health peer review of the Center's postdoctoral training program awarded it a score of 10 (with10 being the best possible score)
The NIH peer review committee cited: emphasis on cross-discipline, creative thinking around tobacco issues is a core feature of the training.  The mentor pool is exceptionally strong and offers fellows diverse options. The leadership of this training program …appears to be superlative. It is evident that there is a significant level of institutional commitment to the program. … Overall, this is an exceptional program.
The purpose of the fellowship is to prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions.  
Please review the attached document titled "Fellowship Application" to view our requirements.  Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" for answers to the most common application questions.