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

Recent Updates

2018 Updates

September 20:  Description of the Biospecimen Resources (BIOS) Program and a new and improved example sIRB Plan

July 9: We've re-vamped our Letters of Support page. New content will be added soon.

June 13: We launched a new section with information and resources related to NIH Diversity Supplements. Check it out!

June 6: Check out our new, expanded description of the Diabetes Center (on our Facilities and Resources page).

April 24: We've updated descriptions for a number of UCSF Facilities and Resources, including those for CTSI and HDFCCC.


2017 Updates

Dec. 19: We've added guidance and example language from the UCSF IRB to the Single IRB Plan template on the Human Subjects page.

Dec. 4: We've added a dedication section on computational science to the Facilities and Resources page, and added a new description on UCSF's Academic Research Systems to the Campus section.

Nov. 30: A description of UCSF's research computing capabilities is available on the Facilities and Resources page.

Nov. 28: All templates have been updated to comply with NIH FORMS-E, which will be used for all applications due on and after 1/25/18.

Nov. 15: We've added a page to highlight updates and new initiatives from funding agencies.

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:

  • 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.