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UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Templates and Guides

About the Research Development Office

The Research Development Office (RDO) at UCSF fosters scientific collaborations between internal and external research teams and facilitates proposal development for large, multi-investigator project grants.  The RDO is also home to the Resource Allocation Program and the Limited Submission Program

Our mission is to serve at the nexus of research and research administration to promote, support, strengthen, and grow the research enterprise at UCSF. By working with faculty, administration staff, and leadership partners, the RDO seeks to attract extramural research funding, increase institutional competitiveness, create research relationships, and foster innovation. To fulfill this mission, the RDO offers the following programs:

  • Large Grant Development Program (LGDP) supports proposal development for large, multi-investigator project grants
  • Resource Allocation Program (RAP) manages the dissemination, submission, review, and award of various intramural funding opportunities
  • Limited Submission Program (LSP) is responsible for disseminating limited submission opportunities, coordinating the internal review and selection process, and notifying all applicants of outcomes
  • Team Science Program (TSP) fosters and facilitates scientific collaborations between internal and external research teams
  • T32 Trainee Tracking System (3TS)  supports faculty and staff in actively preparing for T32 grant renewals by helping them with several of the required data tables

As a service- and solutions-oriented team, the RDO operates with integrity, professionalism, and respect for those with whom we work within and outside of UCSF. The RDO strives to act as an enzymatic catalyst for your research efforts - lowering the activation energy for effective research collaboration and proposal development.