Submission Rules

Submissions Allowed per Cycle

Only ONE application as PI (PI1 or PI2) is permitted per cycle with the only exception of the Catalyst Program.

Note:  The Catalyst Program allows for multiple applications from the same PI in each cycle.

 

Multiple PIs

If the proposal has multiple PIs, both PI1 and PI2 need to meet the eligibility criteria listed for the respective grant mechanism (both need to either be Junior or Senior faculty).  For proposals submitted with multiple PIs, the cycle break rule applies to both PI1 and PI2.

 

Contact PI

If funded, the PI1 will be the primary contact for the award set up and management.  The PI1 will receive the results (written reviews and final scores).

 

Cycle Break
Anytime a PI is funded, he/she must take A CYCLE BREAK before applying again.  For example, if funded in the Fall 2016, you cannot apply in the Spring 2017, and must wait for the Fall 2017 to apply again. For proposals submitted with multiple PIs, the cycle break rule applies to both PIs.

 

The Catalyst Program does not follow the RAP Cycle Break rule.

  • Receiving a Catalyst grant, does not preclude submitting a proposal to a RAP sponsored grant in the following cycle.
  • Receiving a RAP sponsored award, does not preclude submitting proposal(s) to the Catalyst Program in the following cycle. 

 

Number of Submissions
RAP allows a NEW submission, a 1st resubmission, and a 2nd resubmission of the same proposal (2nd resubmission is by invitation only).

 

Resubmissions
Definition: same research topic with an amended application or research plan rather than a new research topic and new research plan.
Requirements: Please use up to one extra page to introduce your revised proposal, addressing the issues raised in the review, and any additional changes to your proposal. A new letter from the Chair is not required if the resubmission is within 2 cycles (one skipped cycle max). You will include the old letter and state your resubmission is within 2 cycles and new letter is not required. Make sure the new changes are highlighted in bold or italic font so the reviewers can easily see where and how the proposal has changed. Do not use track changes.

 

Feedback to the applicants:
At the end of each cycle, all applicants, funded and not-funded, will receive written reviews and final scores.

 

For questions contact:
Patty Hoppe
Program Coordinator
Ph.: 415-514-8022
E-mail: 
rap@ucsf.edu