Dissemination/Submission Process

RAP offers grant competitions twice a year in Spring and Fall.

The deadlines are posted on the website and are pre-set allowing the applicants the benefit of strategic planning.

An email announcement signed by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost opens up the call for applications.

Each cycle provides the opportunity to offer new grant mechanisms or to bring on board new funding agencies.  This has made the program extremely dynamic and enables us to follow intercampus initiatives and to maximize funding trends.

Posters and flyers, both print and digital, are distributed across campus to disseminate the call and to bring awareness to our research community.

Finally, an article is published on the UCSF website offering the chance to learn what is new about the program and to be inspired by the accomplishments of prior RAP award recipients.

The RAP submission is an electronic submission done via the RAP portal.  A user account is needed in order to submit an application.

The user account provides individuals a personal dashboard where it is possible to do the following:

  • Begin the application
  • Edit the application until the submission deadline
  • Submit the application
  • Keep track of submitted applications
  • View submitted application results
  • Reviewers can view and download the ‘reviewer service acknowledgement letters’