Intramural Funding

Resource Allocation Program (RAP)

The Resource Allocation Program (RAP) acts as a one-stop shop for several intramural funding mechanisms by managing the dissemination, submission, review and award for these opportunities. For more information, visit the RAP webpage or contact Emy Volpe, Program Director, at (415) 502-1674 or [email protected].

Campus Bridge Funding

School of Medicine Bridge Program
The Bridge Funding Program provides up to 12 months of support for full-time faculty members with independent research programs, who are experiencing a temporary loss of significant funding. The program is intended to support applicants who face a funding gap between two extramural research grants (usually R01 or equivalent). Typically, applicants have been unsuccessful in a recent attempt to renew or replace a federal grant but are likely to be funded upon submission of a revised application, based on scores and reviewers’ comments.

Contact: Olivia Herbert.

COVID Related Caregiving Funding Opportunities
A new Faculty Resource Fund to support faculty who are facing challenges due to pandemic-related caregiving responsibilities. Research has shown that pandemic-related caregiving burdens are disproportionately affecting women faculty members’ productivity and exacerbating gender inequities. This fund is intended to support interventions to allow our faculty to continue their important work and maintain their academic career progression.
Application deadline for first round of funding: SUSPENDED
Contact: Olivia Herbert.

Other On-Campus Funding Opportunities

Academic Senate
The AS represents the faculty half of the shared governance of UCSF and offers Individual Investigator Grants, Shared Instrumentation Grants, Travel Grants, and other funding through the Chancellor's Fund. Some funding flows through the RAP Program.
Contact: Liz Greenwood

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
HDFCCC has a vibrant intramural awards program that administers CCSG developmental funds as well as foundation and philanthropic funds for pilot projects.
Contact: Meredith Donnelly

Hellman Fellows Program
The UCSF Hellman Fellows Program provides short-term support for outstanding faculty at the assistant professor level whose work shows originality and promise of distinction, and assists promising young faculty at the point at which start-up funds have been exhausted and before their research qualifies for other external support.
Call for applications goes out every February via the Limited Submissions listserv.
Contact: Avity Norman

Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research
PBBR seeks to stimulate and support highly innovative basic science research at UCSF, with a focus on potentially high-impact basic science projects that are creative, risky, and transformative, and novel ideas that are more ambitious than those that receive funding from NIH and other traditional funding mechanisms.
Contact: Linda Reilly

QB3 is the University of California's hub for early-stage entrepreneurship in life science for human health, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. It promotes cross-campus, interdisciplinary research using quantitative approaches to tackle the most difficult challenges. It offers partnerships with industry and support for entrepreneurial scientists in the form of research facilities, educational programs, internships, mentoring, incubators, and a seed-stage venture fund.
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Research Grants Program Office
The RGPO at the University of California Office of the President oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of nearly $65 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO offers funding through a variety of statewide research programs and UC-wide initiatives.
Contact: (510) 987-9386

Rosenman Institute
The Rosenman Institute aims to drive medical device innovation and improve patient care by helping entrepreneurs develop technologies from concept to commercialization. It offers access to funding directly through its own network and through MedTech Venture Partners.
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University Development and Alumni Relations
UDAR facilitates the allocation of monies endowed to UCSF. These funds are usually dedicated to specific departments or areas of research and typically are to be used at the investigator's discretion.
Contact: Erin Hickey