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UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

By | August 16, 2013

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which incorporates a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2013 cycle.

The electronic-submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.

Through a collaborative effort among UCSF intramural funding agencies, RAP facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus. The program promotes research in the following disciplines: Basic Sciences, Clinical and Translational Sciences, and Population Sciences.

A total of $2,404,505 was distributed to UCSF researchers during the Spring 2013 cycle. Of the 148 applications reviewed, the program made 72 awards – or 49 percent of all applications, showing the high potential funding rate associated with RAP grant applicants.

New for the Fall 2013 Cycle

  • Multiple Principle Investigators (PIs) – To encourage collaborative efforts, RAP proposals now have the option of listing up to two PIs.
  • Global Health Sciences Joins RAP – The inclusion of Global Health Sciences adds two new grant opportunities:
  1. Global Health Basic Science Award Program
  2. Global Health Policy Award Program

About the RAP Review Process

Although applicants choose the most appropriate grant mechanism for submission through RAP, each application is considered simultaneously by multiple funding agencies, thus enhancing the likelihood of support for a proposal. The funding agencies share the goal of allocating their funds strategically to support as much good science as possible.