Cecilia Vaughan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Cecilia Vaughan Research fellows are required to participate in didactic sessions, research projects, and observe our clinical approach to the management of patients with ocular infectious and inflammatory eye disease by attending our uveitis and/or cornea clinics. However, Research Fellows cannot have direct responsibility for clinical care nor perform surgical procedures. The primary responsibilities for research fellows will be to attend uveitis clinics and design and execute well constructed research projects. They may also attend organized teaching sessions as described in the Clinical Fellowship Training section. The research training program may include exposure to clinical activities at the Proctor Foundation without direct patient responsibilities. These activities include cornea and refractive surgery, external disease, and uveitis clinics. Clinical exposure can be tailored to the applicant's interest, but a certain level of clinical exposure is required for this fellowship. 


If you are interested in applying for a research fellowship, please complete and send the application via email to the address below. In addition, we require a personal statement, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, one of which is from your current director. Generally, preference is given to applicants who are planning to enter a teaching or research position. Any applicant who anticipates accepting such a position should obtain a letter from the chief of the department informing us that the position will be available upon completion of the fellowship training at Proctor. Research fellowship applicants who are not U.S. citizens should attempt to obtain funds in their own countries to support their living expenses in San Francisco during their fellowship training at Proctor. 

The Fellowship Committee of the Proctor Foundation meets in December/January to select the candidate(s) who will be accepted for research fellowship training for the following July. Candidates will be notified of the committee's decision six months before the anticipated start of the fellowship.


​William Brett, Administrative Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 476-1442
Francis I. Proctor Foundation
490 Illinois St., Floor 2
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA 94143-0944

* The Application Form is saved as an Acrobat PDF file. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe.