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OCTRI Scholars Program Eligibility

Anyone at OHSU or VA who is applying for or who has a current career development award is eligible to be an OCTRI Scholar.

The following career-development individuals automatically receive OCTRI Scholar status:

  • Individuals who have received an OCTRI KL2 scholar award
  • Individuals who have received a K01, K07, K08, K12, K22, K23, K25 or K99/R00 funding in clinical or translational research
  • Individuals who have received funding for a mentored career development award similar to a K award in clinical or translational research, such as a CDA1 or CDA2 from the VA or award from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or other professional society
  • Additionally, individuals must be pursuing clinical or translational research and making satisfactory progress towards research goals.

Other career-development individuals are may be considered for temporary OCTRI Scholar status:

  • Individuals who are applying for K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25 or K99/R00 funding in clinical or translational research
  • Individuals who are applying for a mentored career development award similar to a K award in clinical or translational research, such as a CDA1 or CDA2 from the VA or award from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or other professional society
  • Individuals who are applying for their first R (or similar) award in clinical or translational research
  • Contact the OCTRI Research Navigator Program to obtain temporary OCTRI scholar status.

Criteria for temporary OCTRI Scholar Status

For applicants seeking a career development award (K or similar awards):

  • Dedication to developing a career in clinical and translational research
  • Support of the academic department or unit
  • A well-considered plan for career development, including expected date of application and the likely targeted career development funding mechanism(s) (e.g. foundation, institute)
  • Support of a capable mentor
  • A scientifically interesting field of research and a reasonably well-developed research plan
  • The availability of resources needed to develop preliminary data and support the expected career plan

For applicants seeking a first R award (or similar funding) without a preceding career development award:

  • Dedication to developing a career in clinical and translational research
  • Support of the academic department or unit and sufficient time available to develop the application and carry out the research
  • A well considered research plan, including expected date of application and the likely targeted funding mechanisms (e.g. RFA).
  • Support of a capable mentor or senior collaborator
  • A scientifically interesting field of research and a reasonably well-developed research plan
  • The availability of resources needed to develop preliminary data and support the expected research