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


The Research Development Office LibGuide contains templates and boilerplate language for use in grant applications.

The types of language 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
  • Resource and Data Sharing: example for Resource and Data Sharing Plans
  • Human Subjects: examples and templates for Protection of Human Subjects, Single IRB Plan, etc.
  • Other Proposal Sections: examples and templates for Authentication of Key Resources Plan, Vertebrate Animals, Multiple PI/PD, etc.

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.

Please contact the RDO at to inquire about updated information.


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