Resource Allocation Program (RAP)

Seeding outstanding research


How RAP Works: 

  1. Applicants select the grant mechanism, not the funding agency
  2. Funding agencies select the awardees

3 Easy Steps to Apply

  1. Find the grant mechanism 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   

    Spring 2021 Final Results Now Available

    Congratulations to the SPRING 2021 RDO/RAP Diversity Supplement Awardees!

    The Research Development Office (RDO) is delighted to continue offering modest supplementary awards to a select group of RAP grant projects where at least one PI is of an under-represented minority group or where projects include under-represented populations in their research studies. This funding is independent of the primary award made by the funding agency and is meant to further enable the proposed project goals.

    The Diversity Supplement Awardees for Spring 2021 are:

    1. Dioneia Araldi, PhD
    2. Sorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH
    3. Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS
      Asmara Gebre, RN, CNM
    4. Paul Wesson, PhD

    Fall 2021: Updates

    • Introducing a new grant mechanism for Fall 2021: Pilot Award for Utility of Biomarkers in Substance Abuse Research
    • A new letter of support from the Dept. Chair is now required for all submissions including resubmissions.
    • RDO/RAP $2,000 Diversity Supplement continues to be offered to RAP awardees who qualify.
    • Pilot for Research on Racism Impacting Black People will continue to be offered (up to $50K)

    Updates for Fall 2021 RFA's are currently in progress. Please remember to check back after the Fall '21 Application cycle launch (8-30-21).