3 Steps to Apply: 

  1. Find the grant that is best for you
  2. Write the grant proposal for the chosen mechanism following the grant-specific instructions
  3. Submit your grant proposal via the RAP PORTAL

Fall 2019 Funding Cycle Results Available at the end of December 2019 

Spring 2020 Funding Cycle Online Application via the RAP PORTAL:

Open: Monday, JANUARY 27, 2020

Deadline to Submit: Monday, MARCH 2nd, 2020 (2:00 pm PST)

Fall 2019 NEW Funding Opportunities:

  • The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is sponsoring a new “Weill Pilot Award for Junior Investigators in the Neurosciences” designed to support junior investigators working on a broad spectrum of neuroscience challenges, including therapeutics, diagnostics, imaging technology, biomarker discovery/validation, and computational methods.
  • Kavli IFN Collaboration Award is a new grant mechanism intended for the support of new collaborations between members of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience. Preference will be given to applicants with projects focused on the development and/or application of new approaches and/or new technology for understanding the brain at any level of analysis (proteins to behavior).
  • The UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) seeks to support faculty development in health services research, health economics, health policy, or a related field to develop and collaborate on projects related to precision/personalized medicine with the “Faculty Development Award in Precision Medicine and Health Services Research

New Supplements:

  • RDO RAP Diversity Supplement: projects led (PI1 or PI2) by an under-represented minority (URM) investigator or including URM populations or biospecimens are eligible for the new RDO RAP Diversity Supplement which provides $2,000-$5,000 for up to five applications per cycle that score well and are funded through RAP.
  • RAP Community Partnership Supplement: the UCSF School of Medicine's (SOM) Strategic Plan Action Group on Community Partnerships is supporting a pilot of a RAP Community Partnership Supplement, where a SOM PI1 or PI2 can propose a community engagement component to their RAP research proposal.  Two eligible awarded RAP applications will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 (at least half the funding needs to be dedicated to the community partner), based on evaluation of their community engagement component by the Community Partnerships Team. This component can be optionally added as a section in the proposal portion of your RAP application. For clarification, questions and consultations, please contact either [email protected] or [email protected]