Office of Research

The Office of Research is dedicated to supporting faculty and students by providing an array of funding, technological and consultative services to assist with their research endeavors. Our services support the school’s talented researchers to produce impactful research, resulting in critical nursing advances and recognition as one of the nation’s top recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.


The Office of Research offers a diverse and exhaustive list of internal and external funding sources in the school’s Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) (MyAccess log-in required), including the NIH, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others. We also utilize Pivot, a comprehensive database of funding opportunities from federal agencies and private institutions. Intramural grants furnished by the School of Nursing and UCSF are also available.


  • Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE): The Office or Research Resources CLE (MyAccess log-in required) contains the information you need to write your grant. Resources include recordings of SON Research Rap didactic sessions, a list of funding opportunities, the school's research newsletter archive, NIH grant writing information and more. Access resources and templates to assist with proposal submission, post-award implementation and management of research projects. 
  • Grants Library: Request examples of a successful research and training grant from our grant writing library to help you get started on what your grant should look like. Contact [email protected].
  • Mock Reviews: Mock reviews can help improve the quality of your grant by identifying sections that may need to be strengthened to become more competitive. The Office of Research organizes mock reviews to provide researchers with constructive feedback on their proposals from peers. Submit a request for a mock review of a grant.
  • NIH Grants Consultant: The school offers consultations with a professional grant coach to help faculty members draft the text of their NIH grants. Priority is given to early-stage investigators. Please request this resource as early as possible in your grant writing process. Submit a request to work with the NIH grants consultant.
  • Research Design and Statistics Consultation: Research methods expert and statistician Thomas Hoffman, PhD, provides virtual consulting sessions to School of Nursing faculty and postdoctoral scholars. Receive his support to devise research designs, access methods and statistical analyses, discuss grant applications, conduct data analyses, review manuscripts and more. Submit a request for a research design/statistics consultation.
  • Support for Grant Writing: Program manager Paige Gilbert provides grant writing supports for biosketches, facilities and resources, institutional environment and more. 


We provide funding so researchers can use state-of-the-art research software like Stata, SAS, NVivo and other programs. The Robert E. Slaughter Computer Resources Lab (Room N-735) provides instruction and support for educators, researchers and administrators as well as graduate nursing students in data management and analysis.

  • Research Software Funds The Jeanne Saylor Berthold Fund helps cover the costs for purchase or renewal of licenses for research software (e.g., data analysis, statistics). UCSF faculty in any series are eligible. Priority is given to early-stage investigators with appointments at 50% or higher who have limited access to funding and have not received prior funding from this mechanism. Contact [email protected] for details.

Additional Resources

School of Nursing faculty and staff can access a host of supportive resources, tools, and presentations and video recordings from the Nancy Steiger Research Seminar Series through the Office of Research Resources site on the Collaborative Learning Environment (MyAccess log-in required). 

Contact Us 

Abbey Alkon, Thomas Hoffmann and Paige Gilbert

To reach the Office of Research, you may email [email protected].