UCSF Society of Hellman Fellows

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The Society of Hellman Fellows is an endowed program at the University of California (UC) that that provides research funding to promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their chosen fields. Hellman Fellowships are open to early-career faculty in a broad range of academic disciplines, and can range from $10,000 to $70,000. In 2020, after 25 years of funding the program, the Hellman family generously established an endowment to allow it to continue in perpetuity across UC’s 10 campuses.

Historically, UCSF disbursed between eight and ten Hellman Fellowships annually. Awards are made in basic, clinical, and translational research, and must be spent over a one- or two-year period. With the recent endowment, UCSF has expanded the program to include an additional four Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellowships per year, for researchers whose work demonstrates outstanding contributions to DEI and health equity. This expansion allows for up twelve Society of Hellman Fellowships per year.

The UCSF Society of Hellman Fellows is a highly respected and integral program, valued by the Fellows themselves, the broader campus community, and university leadership. UCSF is grateful to the Hellman Foundation for their tremendous support to maintain and grow this beloved program.

For additional information on the UCSF application process or deadlines, please contact the Limited Submissions Program at [email protected].

2024 UCSF Timeline:

  • February 2 – Call for applications announced
  • March 13 – Applications due
  • April – Committee review
  • by May 15 – Fellows notified