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
Funding Sponsored by CTSI
- 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 Awards for the Development of Diagnostics, Therapeutics, 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
- Team Science Grant
The goal of this award is to stimulate new collaborations of UCSF scientists from diverse fields, including social, basic, and clinical research, which address clinical and translational research questions that require an innovative, multidisciplinary approach. This award will provide funding to develop complex cross-disciplinary research projects, including arranging meetings of investigators, performing preliminary studies and preparing grant applications. In addition, we encourage teams that are diverse based on gender, ethnicity, race and other characteristics.
Career Development Awards
- Under-Represented Faculty & Senior Fellows 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: Provides support for clinical and translational research faculty who are returning to work after caregiving leave by providing funding for supplemental research support.