CTSI Announces Spring 2012 SOS Awardees

As part of efforts to advance research at UCSF, the Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) program of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced 17 awardees for its Spring 2012 grant cycle. The SOS program provides approximately $1 million annually to catalyze research and career development activities in clinical and translational science.

SOS program awards, now in their sixth year, are administered through UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP). This cycle's awards total more than $480,000; an average of more than $28,000 per award.

“This cycle included 192 proposals—the most ever for RAP—and 17 were selected for CTSI support,” said Alice Fishman, senior program manager for the SOS program. “These awards are getting more competitive all the time, and are particularly important in an environment where resources at every level are limited.”

“SOS funding is also a great resource for junior faculty,” Fishman added.

The SOS awards include funding for research related to mobile health innovation, multidisciplinary research planning, multi-center start-up planning, and other areas of research. There are also awards for post childbearing development leave and under-represented faculty.

View the complete list of Spring 2012 SOS Awardees, and learn more about all CTSI funding opportunities.

CTSI is a member of the National Institutes of Health-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards network. Under the banner of Accelerating Research to Improve Health, the Institute provides a wide range of services for researchers, and promotes online collaboration and networking tools such as UCSF Profiles.