More pilot funding from OCTRI, letters of intent due March 26

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) has announced it will be accepting letters of intent for an additional pilot funding opportunity. The Catalyst Pilot Award for Translational Research seeks collaborative, multidisciplinary projects that will lead to further research and funding in translational research. It supports collection of preliminary data or infrastructure work necessary to lead to a large grant application or significant licensing agreement. Funding is for up to $100,000 per awardee. Award focus areas include:

  • Development of Center Grants and Program Projects: The intention is to launch a new scientific direction in clinical and translational research. Awards aim to catalyze multidisciplinary collaborations, further the development of strong foci of biomedical research, and enhance the core resources available to School of Medicine investigators.
  • Research Cohort Development: To counter the lack of well-phenotyped human populations, the award may support cohort assembly, data system development, early biosystem collection, initial phenotyping or other needs. Applicants in this area may request up to $100,000 in infrastructure support from OCTRI programs.
  • T1 Translational Research/First in Human Studies: Geared toward helping investigators cross over into human subjects research.

To be eligible, PIs must fit OHSU eligibility requirements. Development of Center Grants require a co-PI to be from the School of Medicine. Letters of intent are due March 26, 2012, with full applications (by invitation) due on May 4, 2012. Questions? Contact OCTRI Research Navigator Program at 503-418-9790 or

View a list of other funding opportunities from OCTRI with upcoming deadlines.