We are pleased to announce two funding opportunities for purchasing major equipment. Any OHSU faculty member may apply. Both require a pre-proposal or letter of intent due in October. More details below. Questions? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunity #1: Emerging Technology Fund – Letter of Intent Due October 31
The Emerging Technology Fund program provides funds for OHSU faculty members to purchase equipment or technology needed to conduct state-of-the-art research. Technologies funded by this award could include novel instrumentation previously unavailable at OHSU, as well as upgrading high-end equipment that has become obsolete due to technical advances. Funds may be awarded to a group of investigators; a department, center, or institute; or a university core facility. Successful applications must include a sound financial plan ensuring that major infrastructure elements, including space and personnel, will be provided from other sources for a minimum of 5 years.
The purpose of this program is to support emerging science by funding high-end instruments or technologies that will substantially advance OHSU research or keep it at the forefront of a particular research area. It is designed to support equipment that has few other mechanisms of support other than private philanthropy, and thus the minimum total cost of the equipment must be $400,000 or above (including necessary accessories).
Opportunity #2: Private Foundation Funding – Pre-proposal Due October 7
The OHSU Foundation and the Vice President for Research, Dr. Dan Dorsa, are requesting feedback from investigators across OHSU to determine scientific equipment request needs. We have an opportunity to request up to $500,000 for equipment from a private foundation, and we would like more information regarding current institutional equipment needs on campus. Any OHSU faculty member may submit a pre-proposal, as outlined below. These pre-proposals will be reviewed and evaluated based on institutional priorities and how well the request fits within the confines of the sponsor’s guidelines and requirements.
To be competitive, funding request must meet the following baseline criteria:
- Matching funds (at least 50% match required). This may include institutional matching funds (outright, in-kind), other grant support, requested institutional matching support.
- Shared user base. Competitive requests should have a broad base or anticipated broad base of users at OHSU and potentially beyond. (If user base is not known, anticipated users should be outlined.)
- Requests are limited to $500,000. While the funding request cannot exceed this amount, the total project can exceed $500,000; however, you must describe the funding in place to cover the balance. (This would be considered matching funds as well).