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

CARE (Cancer Application REview) for R01s (COMING SOON)

The goal of CARE is to provide R01 grant review for HDFCCC faculty who do not have access to it in their department or program.

The HDFCCC Office of Education and Training (OET) will provide:

  • Recruitment of reviewers (from applicants’ suggestions & other as needed)
  • Schedules meeting between reviewers and writer several weeks before grant due date
  • $500 reviewer stipend per grant (2 reviewers/grant)


  • Applicants apply and suggest 2 - 3 possible reviewers
  • HDFCCC Office of Education and Training recruits 2 reviewers (reviewers paid stipend)
  • 1 hour meeting between reviewers and grant writer


  • At least 6 weeks prior to R01 deadline - submit request for a review to the Office of Education and Training
  • 3 - 4 weeks prior to R01 deadline - Review meeting occurs 
  • 1 week before review meeting - final draft of grant due to reviewers

Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

  • HDFCCC full or associate member
  • NOT in Department of Medicine (DOM members are eligible for the PREPARE program for R01 review)
  • Submitting an R01 grant focused on cancer research
  • Submit full draft 1 week before meeting

Reviewer Eligibility and Requirements

  • Read grant and provide written commits
  • Attend 1 hour meeting with applicant to give feedback/advice
  • Reviewers paid $500/grant (2/grant)

How to Apply

Email Jennifer Seuferer for more information


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)