Fall 2019 Resource Allocation Program (RAP) -- OPEN NOW!

Dear Members of the Academic Community at UCSF:

The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), a campuswide program that coordinates intramural research funding opportunities for UCSF, is excited to collaborate with many on-campus funders to support UCSF research. This fall cycle our consortium includes 21 agencies and 23 grant mechanisms.

RAP is now accepting applications for the FALL 2019 Cycle. The E-submission deadline is: Monday, September 23, 2019, 2 p.m. PT

For all details on the application process, visit rap.ucsf.edu. If you have questions, please email [email protected].

New Funding Opportunities:

  • The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is sponsoring the new “Weill Pilot Award for Junior Investigators in the Neurosciences,” designed to support junior investigators working on a broad spectrum of neuroscience challenges, including therapeutics, diagnostics, imaging technology, biomarker discovery/validation, and computational methods.
  • Kavli IFN Collaboration Award is another new grant mechanism intended for the support of new collaborations between members of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience. Preference will be given to applicants with projects focused on the development and/or application of new approaches and/or new technology for understanding the brain at any level of analysis (proteins to behavior).
  • The UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) seeks to support faculty development in health services research, health economics, health policy, or a related field to develop and collaborate on projects related to precision/personalized medicine with the “Faculty Development Award in Precision Medicine and Health Services Research.

In support of UCSF’s mission to increase diversity and inclusion broadly, we are excited to offer: 

  • RDO RAP Diversity Supplement: projects led (PI1 or PI2) by an under-represented minority (URM) investigator or including URM populations or bio-specimens are eligible for the new RDO RAP Diversity Supplement, which provides $2,000 - $5,000 for up to five applications per cycle that score well and are funded through RAP.
  • RAP Community Partnership Supplement: the UCSF School of Medicine’s (SOM) Strategic Plan Action Group on Community Partnerships is supporting a pilot of a RAP Community Partnership Supplement, where a SOM PI1 or PI2 can propose a community engagement component to their RAP research proposal. Two eligible, awarded RAP applications will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 (at least half the funding needs to be dedicated to the community partner), based on evaluation of their community engagement component by the Community Partnerships Team. For more details and examples check the RAP website.

We encourage you to participate either as an applicant, taking advantage of this valuable central funding program, or as a reviewer. Your expertise boosts the review process and improves research efforts.

All UCSF programs are welcome to use RAP to coordinate their funding opportunities and participate in “Seeding Outstanding Research”!