Scholars have office space at UCSF and at UCB, with the expectation that time is divided evenly between both campuses. Each scholar schedules their time between campuses, with the exception of weekly seminars. Seminars are held once a week and alternate between campuses on a monthly basis.
At the beginning of the program, scholars are given a list of affiliate program faculty and their research areas of expertise. Scholars are given a two month period to meet with potential mentors. With the guidance of the RWJ program leadership committee, scholars select one career mentor and one research mentor. Scholars are encouraged to select one mentor from UCSF and one from UCB, but this is not a requirement.
Weekly seminar sessions provide scholar with the opportunities to present work and collaborate. Additionally, the cohorts meet weekly as a group.
4. What types of interactions will scholars have with fellows from other programs?
There are several programs at both sites that foster interdisciplinary interactions among scholars from a range of research backgrounds. The fellowship of fellows seminar meets monthly with a presentation on cutting-edge work in policy, research, practice, etc. Other activities include Mind Biology Seminars and the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment seminars.