Fall 2020 Resource Allocation Program -- Accepting applications!

Dear Members of the Academic Community at UCSF:

The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), a campus-wide program that coordinates intramural research funding opportunities for UCSF, is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Cycle.

E-submission deadline: Monday, September 21, 2020, 2 p.m. PT

The funding results will be available at the end of December 2020.

RAP process

  • Applicants choose most appropriate grant mechanism, not the agency
  • Simultaneous consideration of each application by multiple funding agencies enhances funding likelihood
  • Funding agencies choose the best proposals that fulfill their programmatic goals

For details on the application process, please visit rap.ucsf.edu. Questions and further information: email [email protected].

Fall 2020 Highlights

·       Cancer and Environmental Health Research Pilot Award newly introduced and offering $50K

·       Environmental Health Research Pilot Award newly introduced and offering $50K

·       Family Support Award – supported by the Academic Senate, this cycle is open to faculty in all ranks

·       Pilot Diabetes and Obesity offered in fall 2020

·       Pilot Award in Prematurity Research offered in fall 2020

·       Hardship grant award amount increased from $30K to $50K

·       RDO/RAP Diversity Supplement continues to be offered

We encourage you to participate as an applicant, taking advantage of this valuable central seed funding program, or as a reviewer, critically serving the UCSF research enterprise and benefitting from the study group interaction with fellow faculty from other departments. This interaction also boosts the review process and improves research efforts.

RAP is excited to collaborate with many on-campus funders to support UCSF research. UCSF programs are welcome to use RAP to coordinate their pilot funding opportunities and participate in “Seeding Outstanding Research”!

Please share this communication with your colleagues.


Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. Robert B. and Mrs. Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology