​Funding for Health Sciences Faculty Leadership Skills Training

Faculty leadership training promotes an engaged, diverse and inclusive faculty in academic medicine. UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) supports funding for faculty development programs at UC San Diego and high quality nationally recognized programs.

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Eligibility and Funding Support for Leadership Training Opportunities 

Health Sciences (HS) faculty at all ranks and series with at least a 50% salaried appointment are eligible to apply. Applications for HS funding support are accepted on a rolling basis and must include a description of the applicant's current and potential leadership roles in UC San Diego Health Sciences, CV, and a letter of endorsement from the sponsoring department. Departments are expected to cover a portion of the training (i.e. registration fee) and/or travel expenses, and the endorsement letter must confirm this support. 

Application instructions specific to each opportunity are indicated below. Note that funding is available for one program per faculty in a given 12-month period. A committee comprised of Health Sciences senior faculty leaders will review and select recipients for funding support. 

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UC San Diego Leadership Training Opportunities

Leadership training opportunities for Health Sciences faculty at UC San Diego are outlined below with additional information including available funding support. 

National Leadership Training Opportunities

Health Sciences funding is also available for select, high-quality national leadership training opportunities external to UC San Diego. Those opportunities are outlined below with additional information including available funding support. Department support for all travel expenses is required for the applicant to be eligible for Health Sciences funding. Interested faculty should apply for the funding support at least one month prior to attending the desired leadership training program.​

​Please note: The Health Sciences funding support is provided in the form of partial or full registration fee reimbursement in most cases, and the reimbursement is processed after the faculty has attended the leadership training program. Funding will provide registration fee reimbursement of up to $3,000

  • ​​If the registration fee exceeds $3,000, the reimbursement will be offered for one third of the registration fee, with a maximum cap at $5,000. 
  • Please note that in all instances, the amount of support provided may vary depending on availability of funds.

Other high-quality leadership trainings not listed may be considered for funding. Please send your request to hsfacaffairs@ucsd.edu.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Education

Stanford Continuing Medical Education

Wharton Executive Education