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UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Grant Templates and Guides: Home

How to use this resource

The UCSF Research Development Office has prepared this LibGuide to support the UCSF research community in the development of grant proposals.

Please note that, while we do update these documents as necessary, it is your responsibility to verify specific information. The date of last update is in the header of each document. UCSF MyAccess will be required to view many of the documents. Please contact the RDO at to inquire about updated information.


The types of resources you will find in these pages include:

  • Facilities and Resources: descriptions of the UCSF Campus, Schools, Departments, and other institutional entities
  • Letters of Support: examples of LOS to express institutional support
  • Human Subjects: examples and templates for Protection of Human Subjects, Single IRB Plan, etc.
  • Project management resources to assist you in the development of any proposal.
  • Resources on various NIH funding mechanisms, including instrumentation grants, PCORI grants, training (T32) and career development grants, NIH diversity supplements, and the NIH loan repayment program.

About the Research Development Office

The Research Development Office (RDO) at UCSF serves 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:

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.

Recent updates to this site


2024 Updates

Training sessions in May

Representatives from Digital Science are collaborating with RDO and the Library to offer an online (Zoom) training sessions for the UCSF community in May. This training is targeted to a specific UCSF audience but others are invited to join.  Register to attend via the UCSF Library Calendar:

  • Monday, May 20, 11am - noon

The training will also be recorded and made available to the UCSF community after the online sessions.

We encourage members of the UCSF research community to take a few minutes to try the tool, which is available at Be sure to login with your UCSF credentials to enable the full functionality of the database.