OHSU has been invited by the V Foundation for Cancer Research to apply for their V Scholar Program, a program designed to identify, retain and further the careers of talented young faculty members. The award provides $200,000 over two years directly to young scientists who are developing their own independent laboratory research projects. These grants enable talented young scientists to establish their laboratories and gain a competitive edge necessary to earn additional funding from other sources. Funding is available for laboratory-based fundamental and translational research.
To be eligible, the candidate must have completed at least two years of fellowship training (at least one for M.D.s), hold a tenured track position (no more than five years since joining faculty, and less than ten since terminal degree), and must not have been promoted to associate professor.
Only one candidate may apply from OHSU. For more information, view this opportunity listing in the OHSU Funding Database (login required). If you would like to apply, please complete a limited submission form before the March 14, 2014 internal deadline.
Review additional funding opportunities in the Weekly Funding Alerts.
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.
|Notice of Intent Window
|June 6 – 13
||September 1, 2014
|October 3 – 10
||January 1, 2015
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.
A friendly reminder: If you’d like to give an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week this May, be sure to submit your abstract by Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Don’t forget that a limited number of scholarships are available to students presenting posters at Research Week. For more information about the scholarship or abstract submissions in general, visit the OHSU Research Week website.
Updated Feb. 24: The research courtyard and the Auditorium parking lot will close starting Saturday, March 1 and continuing until Monday, March 17. Buildings on the courtyard will still have access through indoor routes; Auditorium Lot parking will move to level 3 of the Sam Jackson Garage.
The closures will allow staging, operation and removal of a large crane for lifting components needed in the project to replace Richard Jones Hall cooling equipment. The work will improve reliability and cooling capacity in research buildings during the warm months. The closures were postponed from original February dates after a manufacturer delayed delivery of a crucial piece of equipment for additional quality assurance.
During the closure, please use the Richard Jones Hall building entrance just to the right of the large half-head sculpture (see the aerial photo below) to reach other courtyard buildings. A contiguous route exists from Richard Jones Hall level 5 to Vollum Institute level 2M and then to Medical Research Building level 3, which connects to the third levels of the Biomedical Research Building and Mackenzie Hall.
Those on record as residing in Richard Jones Hall, the Vollum Institute, the Medical Research Building and the Biomedical Research Building have ID-badge access at the entrance specified above. ID-badge entry is necessary before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m. on weekdays, and at all hours on weekends.
The work is purposely scheduled for winter to avoid disrupting the building’s cooling capacity, thus helping to protect your important work. But a winter crane lift is more likely to be postponed by weather. Your patience may be taxed, but will be hugely appreciated. Work performed this winter and next will improve reliability and cooling capacity in research buildings during the warm months.
Parking and its ripple effect
When the Auditorium Lot’s 3-Diamond parking spaces move to the third level of the Sam Jackson Garage (across Sam Jackson Park Road from the Emergency Dept.), that level’s patient parking will move to the first level as well as to Physicians Pavilion and/or Kohler Pavilion, as needed. To head off patient-parking stress elsewhere, Transportation & Parking is introducing some downstream relief: patient valet parking at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
What to do next
- If you work in Richard Jones Hall, watch in mid-February for specific direction from Public Safety and/or contractor staff during actual crane lifts. The top floor will be evacuated as a precaution for a few minutes during each lift.
- Contribute your questions and concerns on the Bridge collaborative site for the project. It includes a discussion area and archive. If you are having trouble accessing the Bridge site, contact Bill Walters.
All OHSU researchers (especially trainees!) are invited to attend these skill-building seminars that are intended to help you prepare for giving an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 5-9, 2014.
How to Give a Scientific Talk
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 1162
This workshop, presented by Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Medicine, and Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and professor of Medicine and Public Health & Preventive Medicine, is recommended for both Research Week oral presenters as well as Three-Minute Thesis competition participants.
Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. in CROET 3524 [Location updated 2/24]
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but only if it is well presented. This seminar will cover the basics of visual perception, design and data presentation. Presented by Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., assistant professor, OHSU Library.
Preparing a Poster
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 1116
You’ve done the research, now you need to pull it together for you Research Week poster! This seminar will present the key tips for creating and presenting a poster that will be memorable for all the right reasons. Presented by Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., assistant professor, OHSU Library.
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:
- Development of large, transdisciplinary grants
- Research cohort development
- 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.
Come hear about the best practices to save your time, resources and sanity when starting up a study. Topics will include feasibility analysis, timelines, IRB applications, and start-up checklists.
The HIP Buffet Series, sponsored by the Human Investigations Program of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides a forum on various topics in clinical and translational research. The HIP Buffet is targeted to all faculty, clinical and basic science postdoctoral fellows, research-ranked employees, and staff who are interested in a clinical and translational research career.
Learn more about the Human Investigations Program at www.ohsu.edu/hip.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Mackenzie Hall 2201
Learn how to write a successful National Science Foundation research grant from a panel of NSF-funded faculty members. Topics covered will include how to respond to the NSF Broader Impacts Criterion, insights into the NSF peer review process, as well as tips and tricks for putting together a competitive application. Panel members include:
- Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D., professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Michael Danilchik, Ph.D., professor, Integrated Biosciences
- Marcel Wehrli, Ph.D., associate professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Antonio Baptista, Ph.D., director, Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction
Funding Focus is a series of workshops that Research Funding and Development Services offers throughout the year to share advice, tips, and general information on funding for the OHSU research community. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrators are all welcome to attend.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
OHSU’s Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) seeks applications for pilot project research grants. These grants, of up to $25,000, are designed to bring new research directions, approaches, and investigators into the center. Projects are also intended to generate preliminary data for future R-type grant applications. All OHSU and VA faculty interested in methamphetamine research are encouraged to submit proposals. Postdoctoral trainees are not eligible for this award.
The MARC will evaluate proposals on their scientific merit, innovation, and on their alignment with the MARC’s research themes, which include:
- Neuroadaptation to methamphetamine;
- Neurocircuitry of methamphetamine response;
- Impulsivity as a predictor of methamphetamine abuse or as a characteristic that may be altered by methamphetamine;
- Neuroimmune response (drug-induced or endogenous differences in neuroimmune function that affect the response to methamphetamine);
- Translation between preclinical and clinical models of methamphetamine effects/abuse.
Pilots funded in an initial year are eligible for consideration for a second year of funding; however, all investigators who have received an initial year of funding must submit a new proposal describing their progress and proposed work for a second year of funding. Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2014.
Read the full announcement for more information.
Review additional funding opportunities in this week’s Funding Alerts.
Applications for Tartar Trust Fellowships, which provide up to $2,000 to students, postdocs, and faculty in the OHSU School of Medicine, are due April 18, 2014. Projects that are likely to enhance the applicant’s career development are of particular interest.
Fellowship funds may be used to:
- Assist qualified graduate students in their research programs.
- Provide released time for a graduate teaching assistant for purposes of advancing the individual’s degree research.
- Support specially endowed medical students to engage in research during the summer or a term of the academic year.
- Extend appointments of qualified postdoctoral investigators.
- Provide released time or summary salary for a faculty member.
- Provide young members with a brief period of special research training as guests at other institutions.
- Provide support for an individual to perform research on an urgent short-term problem relating to human diseases.
View the guidelines and application.