Why Apply

​Get an advantage on your faculty career in cardiovascular sciences with mentorship from world renowned researchers and hands-on training on grant writing skills while staying adjacent to the celebrated sunny shores of southern California.

Early career junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars who have cardiovascular scientific expertise, aligned with those of our research mentors, will maximally benefit from the program.


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Participants will be matched with UC San Diego faculty, a research faculty mentor and a career underrepresented faculty mentor, in addition to a mentor of their choice from their home institution. The mentoring relationship continues beyond the initial Summer Institute via conference calls and face-to-face meetings in Winter and during the second Summer Institute.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to compete for a Small Research Project (SRP) pilot grant.
  • The research mentor will provide guidance and feedback on the science and strategies to develop the SRP plans.​
  • The career mentor will review your Faculty Research and Career Advancement Plan (RCAP) that you develop during the Summer Institute to help guide you through short- and long-term research and career goals.

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