Grant Writing Resources

UCSF Cancer Even the most seasoned researchers can use help with grant writing. See below for helpful links.

F grant writing workshop

F Grant Writing Workshop

Open to graduate students and postdocs, this workshop meets once a month for 2 hours, between October and March, to review the "score-driving" sections of F grant applications, create drafts, and receive reviews. At the end, participants will receive a review of their complete draft from a faculty member. Apply here.

Sessions will cover the following:

  • October 5, 3pm - 4pm - Course Introduction/Orientation
  • October 11:
    • 10am-11am - Intro to the F Grant Mechanism
    • 11am - 12pm - Applicant's Background and Goals for Training
  • November 8, 1:30pm-3pm - Specific Aims
  • December 11, 3pm-4:30pm - Research Strategy
  • January 11, 2pm-4:30pm 
    • 2pm-3pm "Office Hours" with the Office of Sponsored Research
    • Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training 
    • Rational for Selecting Sponsor and Institution
  • February 16, 12pm-2pm
    • Biosketch

Participant Requirements:

  • You have chosen your research mentor
  • Your mentor agrees to review 1 complete grant draft for one of your fellow participants (review occurs in March 2024)
  • Your mentor provides a letter/email approving your participation, agreeing to review your drafts, and agreeing to review 1 complete draft for one of your fellow participants
  • Agree to attend lectures and provide peer review for your fellow participants

Email Jennifer Seuferer for questions. 

Apply here


CARE (Cancer Application REview) for R01s

Click here for more information on the CARE Program.

Grant Training, Resources and Review

For Faculty:

For Trainees:

T32 Grant Writing Resources

Templates for the Responsible Conduct of Research, Methods in Enhancing Reproducibility and a descriptions of the training available to cancer center trainees. Email [email protected] if you would like to use one.

RDO's Training Tracking Program

CTSI T32 Grant Writing Resources

T32 Grant Proposal Library (log in to MyAccess)