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Sanford Research Fellowship | 2024-2025

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open!

Through the Sanford Fellows program, the Center aims to encourage students, trainees, and early-career researchers with an interest in empathy and compassion research. The award provides financial support to fellows under the guidance of a faculty mentor for their basic or applied empathy and compassion-related research projects. Any full-time UC San Diego graduate student or postdoctoral scholar interested in conducting research related to empathy and compassion is encouraged to apply. 

First-round applications close on January 9, 2024. 

Additional information and submission guidelines are located on our center webpage.

Center for Empathy and Technology Seed Grant Program | Fall 2023

Center for Empathy and Technology Seed Grant Program: Fall 2023

The Center invites applications for one-time, non-renewable seed grant proposals.  The Center is interested in projects that use advanced technology to study empathy and compassion, as well as projects that investigate technology at the intersection of empathy and health and the impact on individuals, healthcare, medical education, social interactions, institutions, and society.  Examples of technological advances of interest include, but are not limited to, artificial intelligence, digital health, and precision medicine.  Projects may be proof-of-concept, pilot, or early stage and may be de novo or add-ons to existing studies.  Studies that also address the concerns of vulnerable or special populations are encouraged.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: First-stage applications are due November 6, 2023.

Additional information including award eligibility, submission guidelines, and relevant deadlines are located on our center webpage.