The Collins Medical Trust is a local foundation that provides up to $30,000 three times a year to faculty and postdoctoral fellows. The purpose of these awards is to aid, further, promote and develop research related to the cause, cure, and treatment of human diseases. The Trust typically provides seed funding for projects that will be eligible for NIH or other substantial funding. Successful proposals will impact the heath of Oregonians, but also have the potential impact the research nationally. Young investigators applying should describe their relationship with a mentor to demonstrate they have guidance in their work.
OHSU can submit up to 15 applications for each deadline. Instead of accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis, interested applicants will have a one-week window to submit a Notice of Intent Form to the OHSU Foundation. If multiple submissions are received from one department, the department may be asked to determine which application will move forward. Preference will be given to applicants that have not recently received Collins Medical Trust funding. Resubmissions are not encouraged.
The Notice of Intent window is February 3-10. Please note that NoIs will only be accepted during this window. If you have already submitted an NoI, you will need to resubmit during the submission window. Full applications are due to OPAM by April 10 and must be sent to the OHSUF by April 21. The Collins Medical Trust deadline is May 1.
If you are interested in submitting an application for an upcoming deadline, the first step in the process is to fill out the OHSU Foundation Notice of Intent Form, which can be found on the Collins Medical Trust O2 page along with policies and procedures and frequently asked questions.