Collaborative Training Grant Program
Junior faculty members have ongoing relationships with experts from multiple institutions and disciplines. These interactions add quality to the type of work conducted at the Sanford Consortium, as well the amount of intellectual capital in San Diego. The Sanford Consortium has developed courses referred to as "Stem Cell Boot Camp" - classes designed to prepare scientists for working in stem cell laboratories. In 2006, the University of California, San Diego received $3.6 million to design this program to train scientists to work in laboratories like the Sanford Consortium. The courses were offered for the first time in the winter term of 2007.