OCTRI Catalyst Awards; letters of intent due April 7

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent for pilot  projects designed to enhance translational research at OHSU. This funding mechanism is offered in close collaboration with the SOM Research Roadmap, but is open to all OHSU faculty. OCTRI will award up to $100,000 and up $25,000 in OCTRI services to facilitate novel, collaborative, transdisciplinary studies that will lead to further research and funding in translational research. In this fourth round of Catalyst Awards, OCTRI is expecting to support a total of 4-6 awardees ($400,000 total).

“The goal of this funding opportunity is to support outstanding projects aimed to set the stage for strong transdisciplinary research programs,” said OCTRI Director Eric Orwoll, M.D. “Each project is selected based on its potential to be the foundation for an ongoing area of investigation that will attract national funding and involve multiple investigators.”

Applications that are responsive to any one of the following three areas will be accepted:

  1. McEvoyDevelopment of large, transdisciplinary grants
  2. Research cohort development
  3. T1 translational research/first in human studies

Letter of Intent due April 7, 2014

Full Catalyst Awards program information
Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements

Past Awardee Spotlight: Cynthia McEvoy
“From Mother to Baby: Blocking Lung Disease and the Epigenetic Changes in Childhood Caused by Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy”

Read more on OCTRI Pilot Project Funding Awardees.