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
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: November 5, 2020.
Contact: Olivia Herbert.
School of Medicine Bridge Program
This program is designed to provide temporary (up to twelve months) and partial support during continuing efforts to obtain full extramural funding. Priority is given to faculty members with experienced research teams that are threatened with disruption and to new investigators with one or more rounds of well-scored but unfunded applications and who are within a year of exhausting start-up funds.
Award periods: Summer Cycle August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020 and Winter Cycle February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021.
Contact: Michelle Teng.
Other On-Campus Funding Opportunities
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. Funding flows through the RAP Program.
Contact: Alison Cleaver
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: Limited Submissions Program
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
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: Michael Faber