Affective Science Predoctoral Training Program

The Affective Science Predoctoral Program (based at UC Berkeley) involves four predoctoral trainees each year selected from graduate programs at four Bay Area universities (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSF and Stanford).


To be eligible, applicants must be predoctoral trainees at a graduate program at any one of the following four Bay Area universities: UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, or Stanford. Applicants’ research interests should include the study of affect (e.g., emotion, motivation, mood disorders) in humans or animals.

How to Apply

For application information contact Margaret Kemeny, PhD.

Applications are due by April 1 of each year.


Trainees participate in a yearlong seminar on Affective Science in which they interact with the 15 core faculty of the program, and they partake in two methods workshops each year. In the course of the year, trainees will present their dissertation proposals and meet with a committee of faculty on their research progress.


Margaret Kemeny, PhD, Principal Investigator, UCSF site
Affective Science Predoctoral Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Box 0848
San Francisco, CA 94143-0848
415-476-7620 (phone)
415-476-7744 (fax)


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