Second Round of COVID-19 Relief Program - Applications open Monday, December 7


Please see this important announcement from Chancellor Hawgood. Note that postdocs are eligible the second COVID-19 Relief Program.

Applications open Monday, December 7 – if you are interested, please make sure to apply as soon as the program opens!

For questions about the program, please email [email protected]

Gabriela C. Monsalve, PhD (she/her | ella/(a))
Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Scholars
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dear UCSF Community,

Throughout this year, we have been working on solutions to help support UCSF learners and employees who face financial hardships due to the pandemic. I am pleased to share with you that we will be providing a second round of COVID-19 relief funds, with a focus on those who earn $95,000 or less per year.

The additional funding we have secured enables us to provide up to $1,000 in tax-free funds to assist those in our UCSF community with the greatest need. The application process for this second round of funds will open on Monday, December 7.

This second round of relief funding is an extension of the UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program that we created in September to help members of our UCSF community who need help with expenses such as child care and housing payments. I am grateful for the generosity of our donors who helped us establish the UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program, and we continue to raise funds.

During this season of sharing, I encourage all those who are able to give to the UCSF COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Fund to donate here. You can find details about eligibility for the new round of COVID-19 Relief Program funding on the coronavirus website. For questions about the program, please email [email protected]. We will continue to look for ways to help as many members of our UCSF community, as the pandemic evolves.

I am heartened by the dedication and commitment of all of you working to fulfill our public health mission during a difficult year. I look forward to brighter days ahead. Thank you for all you do for our patients and communities.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor