About RAP

RAP is a campus-wide program whose aim is to coordinate intramural research funding opportunities for the UCSF campus, while allowing funding agencies to maintain full autonomy over their funding mechanisms and awardees. It's administered through the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost's office and resides within the Research Development Office (RDO) led by Gretchen Kiser, PhD. It is financially supported collaboratively by the funding agencies in proportion to the amount they award and by the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing in proportion to the amount awarded through RAP to faculty affiliated with each School annually.


  Emy Volpe
Paul Volberding, MD
Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH
Sr. Program Manager
Emanuela (Emy) Volpe, JD

The Mission of RAP is to make application for intramural research funding efficient and accessible for all faculty and non-faculty applicants, and to coordinate and minimize the redundancy of the application and review process among the funding agencies.

Major programmatic goals are determined by the RAP Committee, which includes faculty representing the participating Funding Agencies.

Joining RAP
The Resource Allocation Program (RAP) looks forward to adding more funding agencies to the mix. All programs on campus are welcome to use RAP to coordinate their funding opportunities. They can either use the structure in place for the submission and review of proposals or use just the submission process and have proposals reviewed by committees independent of the RAP review process. Contact Emy Volpe if you would like to join RAP.

For questions or suggestions please contact Emy Volpe at rap@ucsf.edu. We are listening!