Resource Allocation Program
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In Fall 2007 CTSI's Strategic Opportunities Support program (SOS) catalyzed the formation of an umbrella funding organization for intramural awards at UCSF - Resource Allocation Program (RAP)
Next Funding Cycle
Next Funding Deadline: September 30, 2013
RAP Funding for Clinical & Translational Research Provided by CTSI
- Digital Health Research
Support for planning or development of mobile technology, or the accumulation of preliminary data for grant proposals and/or for publication.
- Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences
Support for new and junior faculty who achieved independent status, preliminary research using human subjects, tissue, or clinical data to address questions related to disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, or management.
- Catalyst Award for the Development of Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Devices and Digital Health
Funding for early development of diagnostics and therapeutics. It provides extensive consultation and pilot funds.
- NEW Novel Clinical Methods/Translational Technology Development Awards
Support for planning activities or pilot studies leading to the development or validation of novel methodologies or technologies for performing or supporting clinical or translational research.
- Shared Instrument Awards
These funds support larger single pieces of equipment which can be shared by multiple investigators.
- NEW Multidisciplinary Planning Awards
Support for the development of large-scale multidisciplinary, multicenter clinical/translational research projects that typically require substantial funding at levels provided by, for example, the R01 or P01 mechanisms through the NIH.
- Pilot Research Awards in Research Policy
Funding for projects concerning research policy, namely the systems, conventions, and culture that facilitate and shape the design, conduct, reporting, and dissemination of clinical and translational research.
- Pilot Award Program in T2 (Bedside-To-Community) Translational Science
Provide UCSF clinical and translational research programs with the potential to bring clinical innovations to patients and communities in a timely, efficient manner.
- Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences
These pilot projects are intended to support a wide range of biomedical research, including fundamental basic science, clinical/translational science, health policy and social science, and population science.
Career Development Awards
- Under-represented Faculty in Clinical and Translational Research Awards
These awards aim to encourage fellows and junior faculty from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to remain in academia.
- Post-childbearing Professional Development Leave Award Program
Awards for women clinical and translational research faculty who are returning to work after childbearing leave and to relieve them of non-research responsibilities for up to 3 months after maternity leave.
Funding Organizations Accessed via RAP
The following 10 funding agencies, which now form RAP, have combined their application and review processes:
- CTSI's Strategic Opportunities Support Center - CTSI-SOS
- School of Medicine's REAC Committee
- UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research - CFAR
- Cancer Center Clinical Investigator Research Program - CIRP
- AIDS Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco - ARI
- National Center of Excellence in Women's Health - Mount Zion Health Fund NCOE
- Alzheimer's Disease Research Center - ADRC
- Diabetes Center - DERC NIDDK
- Academic Senate
- Research Resource Program - RRP