OCTRI Catalyst Awards, letters of intent due April 22

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent for its Catalyst Awards, which facilitate novel, collaborative, multidisciplinary studies that will lead to further research and funding in translational research. This funding mechanism is offered in close collaboration with the School of Medicine Research Roadmap but is open to all OHSU faculty. OCTRI will award up to $100,000 for as many as five awardees ($400,000 total). This funding is specifically intended to enable the development of compelling new grant applications that will sustain the proposed research activity. Applications that are responsive to any one of the following three areas will be accepted:

  1. Development of Large, Interdisciplinary Grants
  2. Research Cohort Development
  3. T1 Translational Research/First in Human Studies

Letter of Intent due April 22, 2013
Full application -by invitation only – due June 14, 2013

To be eligible for this award, the proposed PI must meet OHSU PI eligibility requirements.

2012 Catalyst Pilot Awardees

Joel Nigg
“Catalyzing ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Centers via Advancing Brain Imaging Development in Rodent Models”

Janne Boone-Heinonen & Traci Rieckmann
“Astoria Women’s Heart Health Initiative: Cohort Development Pilot”

Peter Steyger
“Genetic Association in Aminoglycoside-Induced Ototoxicity”

Peter Steyger
“Preventing Acquired Hearing Loss in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”

Tom Scanlan & David Koeller
“A Pharmacologic Strategy for Genetic Complementation in X-linked ALD: Novel Use of the Thyromimetic Compound Sobetirome”

Learn more about the OCTRI Pilot Project Funding for Catalyzing Translational Research Opportunities.