University Shared Resources pilot award applications due Oct. 7

The OHSU University Shared Resources (USR) program and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research are soliciting grant applications for the second round of the USR Core Pilot Awards program. These awards support OHSU faculty and USR cores by providing pilot funding for principal investigators, especially to support generation of data for new grant applications, as well as to support core development. The program will provide two types of funding this round:

  • Faculty pilot funding: Up to roughly $5,000 for awards utilizing available core resources and services. Applicants must be OHSU faculty members. Previous awardees are eligible to apply with a new project, but new applicants may be given priority.
  • Core innovation funding: Up to roughly $10,000. Applicants must collaborate with one or more USR core director in developing new workflows, assays, or technologies that will benefit the core program.


  • PIs must contact USR core director(s) to assess feasibility and discuss budgets prior to applying. A single award may be used to support a project that involves more than one USR core.
  • All funds must be spent in a USR core. No FTE, supplies, or other expenses outside the USR will be allowed. Funds are only to be used for data generation or services with the cores, including consultation time in the core and other technical services.
  • Funds must be spent in FY2017.
  • Applicants must cite this support and core contributions in relevant publications.
  • Applicants must acknowledge specific USR cores in relevant publications.

Applications must be filled out online through OHSU’s Competitive Application Portal (CAP). Full instructions are provided on CAP and can also be found here.

Please note: Applicants must consult with the director of the designated core prior to application submission. An email from the core director(s) acknowledging a consultation must be received by USR Program Director Andy Chitty before applications can be moved forward for review. Applications are due Oct. 7, 2016, and awards will be announced in late fall.

Learn more here.