CTSI Pilot Awards and Catalyst programs provide intramural funding to UCSF researchers through the Research Allocation Program (RAP). See the full list of Resource Allocation Program (RAP) award opportunites
Research Funding Sponsored by CTSI
- Pilot Award 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.
- Pilot Award for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
Funding for projects that will generate preliminary data needed to develop clinical trials or population-based community interventions, relevant to these broad areas related to opioids: pain management, standard of care and opioid prescribing patterns; and improving prevention or treatment of opioid misuse and addiction.
- Catalyst Awards for the Development of Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Devices and Digital Health Products
Funding towards development of biomedical technologies, coupled with consultation and mentoring by expert advisors in the areas related to product development and commercialization. (Fall cycle only) Learn more
Career Development Funding Sponsored by CTSI
- 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.
- Family Support Award
Funding to fill a gap in support for junior faculty with significant family caregiving responsibilities by providing funding for supplemental research support.