UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Fall 2018 Cycle

samples in a labThe Resource Allocation Program (RAP), in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

RAP offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities and is now inviting applications.

The Fall 2018 Cycle electronic submission deadline for applications is Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. PT.

The Fall 2018 Cycle includes 22 funding agencies that are sponsoring a total 25 different grant mechanisms from which to choose from.

As with each funding cycle, the RAP website provides helpful information and guidance on the application process. In a snapshot:

  • The RAP home page summarizes all updates and major changes
  • Prior to preparing a proposal, an applicant needs to carefully review the grant mechanism’s Request for Application (RFA), as requirements change from cycle to cycle
  • Eligibility requirements need to be met as of date of submission – no waivers are allowed
  • The Submission Rules can be found here: http://rap.ucsf.edu/submission-rules
  • The website Resources section provides prior Cycle Statistics, Past Awardees, Success Stories, and examples of Support Letters as well the Electronic Application Form.

Spring 2018 Cycle Results

During the past Spring 2018 Cycle, RAP reviewed 189 applications and made 64 awards with 34 percent success rate. Thanks to the combined efforts of multiple funding agencies, a total of more than $3.2 million was allocated to UCSF researchers.

The reviews and final scores remain available to all applicants on their dashboard via the online RAP portal.

Fall 2018 Cycle Highlights

  • The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is launching a new funding opportunity ($75,000/year for two years), “Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Developmental Projects.” This mechanism is particularly geared towards supporting early career investigators. Projects will focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD), and support a wide variety of research approaches including fundamental basic science, clinical/translational science, health policy and social science, and population science.
  • A new “Reproductive and Infertility Research Pilot” will be offered ($75,000/year for up totwo years).
  • The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Endowment is joining RAP to support projects submitted via the “Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical Translational Sciences.”

Our Partners this Fall 2018 Cycle

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
  • Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  • Breakthrough Program in Rheumatoid Arthritis Research (BPRAR)
  • California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA)
  • Center for Reproductive Sciences – UCSF National Center for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI) P50
  • Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education
  • Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM)
  • Global Cancer Program in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (GCP- HDFCCC)
  • Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC)
  • Mount Zion Health Fund (MZHF)
  • National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (NCOEWH)
  • Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM)
  • Precision Medicine in Rheumatology (PREMIER)
  • Research Evaluation & Allocation Committee SOM (REAC)
  • Research Resource Program (RRP)
  • The Posey Family Fund
  • UCSF Academic Senate
  • UCSF Catalyst Program
  • UCSF Center for Reproductive Sciences – UCSF National Center for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (NCTRI) P50
  • UCSF Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
  • UCSF Pancreas Center
  • UCSF School of Dentistry – Research