Faculty and Professional Development is pleased to announce the 2nd annual call for applications for the R01 Application Program (RAP) for UC Davis Health faculty. Applications will be accepted June 17th, 2022, through August 12th, 2022. RAP is part of a fully integrated approach to advance research at UC Davis Health by providing training and support to new investigators allowing them to become competent in conducting multidisciplinary, clinical, and collaborative research.


The R01 Application Program (RAP) is a 12-month cohort-based program designed to provide a solid foundation in creating, submitting, and obtaining and R01 for new investigators. RAP is a multifaceted program designed to help faculty members receive their first R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Senior faculty with strong track records of NIH funding will help guide participants through the proposal and development process, while the team structure encourages peer support and feedback. Our program is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in science and would especially welcome applications from historically underrepresented racial, gender, and ethnic groups to promote equity in obtaining grant funding.


The R01 Application Program is comprised of integrated dynamic workshops, RO1 progress presentations, and peer accountability sessions:

  • Participants will receive specialized training, guidance, and camaraderie in this 12-month program.
  • Guest speakers with established track records of external funding will join us for group sessions.
  • Activities and resources designed to provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to write a successful R01 application (e.g., proposal writing seminar, mock review) will be provided to participants.
  • Self-directed peer group activities where participants will share and review proposal sections, provide constructive feedback to one another, and address problems and needs of mutual interest.
  • Final Application review with expert panel and peers.


  • Candidates must have a joint or full faculty appointment with UC Davis Health.
  • Must be willing to commit to full program (12 months)
    • Monthly sessions (4 hours)
    • Bimonthly mentoring sessions (1 hour)
    • Minimum of 5 hours writing time per month
  • Participation is limited to faculty members who have not yet been Principal Investigators on R01 grants.
  • Candidates must have a doctoral or other clinical terminal degree (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., Pharm.D., RN)
  • Candidates must have Chair approval.
  • Candidates must have two mentors
    • Mentors must be familiar with your project and willing to provide support
    • Mentors must be willing to participate in bimonthly mentoring session
    • Mentors must be willing to review mentees grant
    • Mentors must be willing to participate in Mock Study Section


If you choose to apply:

Candidates will be asked to submit a formal application at https://bit.ly/RAP2022Application due by August 12th, 2022.

Applications will need to include:

*** Please write all documents in lay terms. ***

We plan to select up to 12 candidates for the 2022-2023 cohort. The impact section of the application will be heavily weighed during the selection process.

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For questions regarding registration or the training please contact Lizz Peters at: hs-ucdhsfacultydevelopment@ucdavis.edu

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