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: February 25, 2013
RAP Funding for Clinical & Translational Research Provided by CTSI
- CTSI Annual Pilot Awards to Improve the Conduct of Translational Research
CTSI invites the UCSF campus community and CTSI affiliate organizations to submit proposals to improve the design, conduct, or analysis of translational research. Pilot funding awards will range from $10K to $100K each. All proposals will be submitted and assessed using an "Open Proposal" forum, which engages the UCSF community to review and improve submitted ideas and proposals.
- CTSI Core Exploratory Awards
The UCSF Research Resource Program (RRP) and CTSI-SOS have created these awards to enable researchers to use new (to the investigator) technologies or services available in existing core facilities at UCSF and affiliated institutes. Modification of existing core technologies will also be considered. These awards are primarily meant to facilitate the use of key research tools available in cores to develop and maintain high impact, long-term research programs.
- 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.
- Clinical Research Pilot Awards for Junior Investigators
Support for junior Investigators who intend to utilize CTSI Clinical Research Services to conduct of research in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.
- Novel Clinical and Translational Methods Catalyst Awards
These grants support training or research activities leading to the development of novel non-technological methodologies for clinical and translational research.
- Translational Technology Pilot Awards
Funding for pilot projects that involve innovative and promising translational technologies to enhance clinical and translational research.
- Shared Instrument Awards
These funds support larger single pieces of equipment which can be shared by multiple investigators.
- Multidisciplinary Research Project Planning Awards
Support for the development of complex cross-disciplinary research projects, through funding of activities leading to large grant applications, such as a PO1 grant.
- Multi-Center Start-Up Planning Awards
Funding for the development of complex research projects, through funding of activities leading to large grant applications, such as R01 for a multi-center clinical trial.
- 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.
- Bedside-to-Community: T2 Translational Pilot Project Awards
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.
- Professional Development Leave Awards
Support for clinical and translational research faculty who need to learn new methods and skills and relieves them of non-research responsibilities for 3-6 months.
- 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