GCO: Grant Submission Boilerplate


A Boilerplate is any text that can be reused in new contexts without being changed much from the original. The CDRC has provided the following Boilerplates to serve as resources for Grant writing purposes.


Founded in 1887, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the state’s only health and research university and Oregon’s only academic health center. In 1995, OHSU became a public corporation and a political subdivision of the State of Oregon. OHSU is Portland’s largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), employing more than 12,400 people. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.  The primary mission of the Oregon Health Sciences University is to serve as a teaching center and training ground for health professionals and biomedical researchers.

Encompassed within OHSU are five schools that provide world-renowned educational services offering baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees: School of Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Dentistry; School of Science & Engineering; School of Pharmacy.

OHSU is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. Notable, the OHSU School of Science & Engineering is the only institute in the nation focusing exclusively on human and environmental health. OHSU also partners with Oregon State University through the College of Pharmacy and with the Oregon Institute of Technology to provide allied health programs including clinical laboratory science/medical technology, and emergency medicine technology.

In 2009, OHSU served over 192,000 patients in its hospitals and clinics. Travelling clinics reach rural counties in remote locations and allows OHSU Clinicians to serve Oregon residents in every county of the state. For 15 consecutive years, OHSU has been included in the US News and World Report America’s Best Hospitals report and for 10 consecutive years has been awarded the Consumer Choice Award for the Portland-metro area.

OHSU provides a solid foundation for Information Technology and Services. One of the largest networks in Oregon, surpassing ten-thousand nodes, multiple inter-network peering relationships ensure highly reliable world-class network connectivity anywhere internet services reach. OHSU takes a sophisticated layered approach to security including malware website blocking, e-mail spam filtering, firewalls and pervasive workstation level malware scanning secures to protect our data and our productivity.


The Child Development and Rehabilitation center (CDRC) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) serves as a local, state, and national resource through our commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary clinical practice, research, education, policy development, and community service. The CDRC’s family centered, interdisciplinary approach to medicine results in services varying from a single discipline consultation to a full-team evaluation.  The mission of the CDRC is to ensure that persons in Oregon with developmental disabilities and other chronic disabling conditions are identified and receive services through programs of public health, clinical service, education, and research. CDRC improves the lives of individuals with special health needs through leadership and effective partnerships with individuals, families, communities, and public and private agencies.

The CDRC is currently being served by a 100-megabit network, with Cisco switched, via fiber optic cable to the OHSU backbone. CDRC has a one-gigabit server and a $65,000 server room during the current fiscal year. CDRC has two external web servers. Each workstation at the CDRC is equipped with 3 category-five network jacks. CDRC recently completed the second of a 2-year upgrade cycle where each workstation computer is equipped with at least a Pentium II processor with 64 megabyte RAM, Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2007, and Novell GroupWise 5.2.

The CDRC building is a fully equipped facility with more than 67,000 square feet in assignable space. This space includes faculty and staff offices, student carrels, classrooms, conference rooms, and video conferencing stations. Further, the CDRC has designated space in Doernbecher Children’s Hospital including evaluation rooms with one-way observational windows and audio and video recording equipment.