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RFA release: April 2, 2019
Letter of Intent: 5 p.m. PST, May 10, 2019
Application due: 5 p.m. PST, June 28, 2019
Earliest start date: September 1, 2019

Additional Information: Successful applicant co-PIs must provide their field of specialization, and their IBC, IRB, and/or IACUC protocol numbers, if applicable, before funds are released. Recipients must credit the UC Multi-campus Research Program, MRP-17-454909, in publications that result from this funding. A progress report must be submitted 6 months after the grant ends.


Criteria Review Questions Location Within the Proposal
Unmet Need · Why is this a significant problem?

· What is the associated prevention, mortality or costs?

· Have the users of this technology been identified?

· Significance

· Innovation and Impact


Innovation and Impact · Is the proposed solution linked to an unmet need?

· How is this proposed solution innovative?

· If successful, will the proposed solution be transformative?

· Innovation and Impact


Competition · Are competitive technologies addressed? · TPP
Work Plan and

Specific Aims

· Is the plan well described?

· Is the plan feasible and consistent with the budget?

· Does the proposal build on prior work or data?

· Will the work advance the technology to a significant value point (e.g., licensing, investment, target validation, prototype generation)?

· Work Plan

· Potential Risks and Mitigations

· Budget



Investigators · Do investigators have the necessary strengths and expertise to accomplish the work plan and aims? · Biosketches


Intellectual Property · Has invention disclosure occurred?

· Has a patent application been filed?

· Has a patent been approved?

· Is there a previous licensing event and how does affect the IP strategy?

· Commercial Assessment

Budget Justification

Category Allowable Not Allowable
PI Salary and Benefits X
Post-doctoral Fellow Salary and Benefits X
Research Staff Support (e.g., SRA, Laboratory Technician) Salary and Benefits X
K Career Development Awardees Salary Support X
Core Facility Costs, Consultants and Subcontracting X
Administrative Support X
Supplies X
Equipment X
Software X
Personal Computers X
Mailing X
Tuition – limited to one term (quarter or semester) X
Travel – restricted to local travel between sites and/or $500 toward the Annual UC DDC Symposium. X

*proposals requesting large salary support are discouraged and will be carefully reviewed