By RRP on
January 07, 2019

On behalf of the Research Resource Program’s Strategic Advisory Committee and the EVCP’s office, we are pleased to announce that Four Campus Cores have been awarded Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards (IMIA)

Supported by the Research Resource Program Chancellor’s Fund for Core Development, these awards are designed to fund cutting-edge technologies that are accessible to all UCSF researchers through certified UCSF Campus Cores. Awards of up to $200,000 are available through the Resource Allocation Program as matching funds for any source of extramural or internal funding. 

2018 to 2019 Institutional Matching Instrumentation Awards

By RRP on
November 30, 2018 

By RRP on
August 06, 2018

The RRP Advisory Committee had the difficult task of selecting only five proposals out of the sixteen high quality applications.  This new mechanism provides funding for cores to address operational problems that are limiting the work of the core. Successful applications included funding to merge or consolidate core services and funding for automation of services to increase throughput, in order to improve services for researchers.

Thank you to everyone who applied, and to the review committee!

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • Jennifer Page - Merger of UCSF ES Cell Targeting Core and CCF Tissue Culture Core to create UCSF Cell and Genome Engineering Core
  • Jeffrey Milush - Expansion and Optimization of the Core Immunology Laboratory
  • Andrea Barczak - Assay miniaturization with the Mosquito HV nanoliter liquid handler will improve next generation library preparation services by reducing costs and increasing throughput.
  • Scott Vandenberg Operational Improvement of Tissue Micro-Array Production in the BIOS-HDFCCC Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology (BTBMT) Core 
  • Michael McManus Center for Functional Genomics at UCSF
By RRP on
March 14, 2018

RRP invites proposals for Core Operational Improvement Awards that will increase access to key shared research technologies at UCSF.  Learn more about the awards and submit proposals at Proposals will be accepted between 15 March and 12 April 2018.


The award is intended to support changes that

·        Create greater value for core customers

·        Reduce Waste

·        Cut duplicative core services

·        Eliminate redundancy in administrative functions


Applications that propose cross-department collaboration and/or the merger of existing core facilities are strongly encouraged. Up to 5 grants will be awarded, to a maximum of $100K each, with funding provided by the Chancellor’s Fund for Core Improvement.