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OCTRI Pilot Project Funding for Catalyzing Translational Research Opportunities

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent to apply for pilot project funding for 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 is expected to support 4-6 awardees ($400,000 total) to facilitate novel, collaborative, multidisciplinary studies that will lead to further research and funding in translational research. This funding is specifically intended to enable the development of compelling new grant applications that will sustain the proposed research activity.

  1. Development of large, transdisciplinary grants
  2. Research cohort development
  3. T1 translational research/first in human studies

Deadline: April 7th, 2014 (Closed for FY 2015)

Amount: Up to $100,000 over one year. In addition to the request of direct cost funding, applications may also request up to $25,000 in support from OCTRI programs.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements.

Complete RFA
The complete RFA includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility, and instructions.

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OCTRI Pilot Project Funding for Development of Novel Research Methodologies 

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting applications for Pilot Funding for Development of Novel Research Methodologies. The intent of this funding mechanism is to encourage and accelerate the creation, dissemination, and implementation of novel translational and clinical research methodologies.

The development of new methodologies is critical to the advancement of translational and clinical research. OHSU investigators have often been actively involved in creating translational research methods, and this program provides a dedicated funding mechanism to accelerate such work. The goal is to facilitate development of state-of-the-art tools for translational research and to make them rapidly available to investigators.

Two levels of novel research methodology funding are available: 

1.    Development and dissemination of novel research methodologies (up to $25,000)
2.    Publication/Dissemination of novel research methodologies (up to $5,000) 

Novel Research Methodology Development Awards support the development of novel clinical and translational methods and can encompass a wide range of techniques. Please see the RFA for examples of pilot projects that would be viewed as responsive.

Deadline: Open funding opportunity

Amount: Award level 1 - up to $25,000; Award level 2 – up to $5,000

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements

Complete RFA: The complete RFA includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility and instructions.

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OCTRI Pilot Project Funding for Translational Research Leading to Biomedical Commercialization

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent to apply for Biomedical Innovation Program funding. The intent of this funding mechanism is to accelerate the delivery of healthcare technologies from academia to the marketplace and thereby to improve health care.  This funding mechanism is offered in close collaboration with the SOM Research Roadmap, but is open to all OHSU faculty and qualified employees.

The Biomedical Innovation Program is designed to identify and foster creative solutions for important health care problems. Critical elements of successful proposals will be a well developed idea or vision for the end product and a collaboration between clinician scientists and bioengineers; that collaboration will make possible the identification of a significant clinical problem, an innovative idea for a device or diagnostic to address the problem, bioengineering approaches for device or diagnostic development, and early clinical validation of effectiveness.

Deadline: Next funding opportunity- Fall 2014. 

Amount: Up to $40,000 over one year

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements

Complete RFA The complete RFA includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility and instructions.

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Specimen Retrieval Opportunity with the NW Biobank at Kaiser Permanente Northwest

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting proposal for Specimen Retrieval with the NW Biobank at Kaiser Permanente. The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) and Oregon Clinical and Translational Institute (OCTRI) are preparing to extend the capacity of the NW Biobank at Kaiser Permanente. With this announcement, we are inviting investigators to submit a proposal for specimen retrieval and use.

This is an opportunity for investigators at OHSU or KPCHR to have their own research ideas supported through the Kaiser Permanente resource.

Samples will be retrieved from the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Biobank (NWBB).  Specimens currently in storage as stabilized buffy coat or DNA at -80C.  Buffy coat samples will have DNA extracted before transfer to the selected investigator for use in research.  The NWBB currently has over 12,500 samples on hand for this use.

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications. Please check back for future important dates.


Eligibility:
Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements

Complete RFP The complete RFP includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility and instructions.

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OCTRI Strategic Investment Funding

Strategic Investment Funding supports OHSU faculty members by providing a funding mechanism that can provide a critical difference for clinical/translational research.  Applications for funding will be rapidly evaluated (weeks) and support will be quickly available for those selected for support. 

This award is intended to provide critical support for a project that is close to achieving independent funding. It is meant to allow the project to get “over the last hurdle” in an already well-developed study process but for which there are no other funds available. A limited pool of funds is available annually, so we are looking for compelling opportunities with the potential for high impact. Funding requests that involve partnering with other sources (e.g. departmental sources) are strongly favored. 

Priority will be given to those proposals that require a small amount of funding to achieve a significant result.  We anticipate support will usually be to gather additional data to allow submission of an application for independent funding (e.g. an NIH R award or support for commercialization).  The critical need for small amounts of additional funding should be apparent.  Examples of appropriate funding requests include:

• Collection of preliminary data that are critical for the submission of near term funding applications
• The demonstration of proof of concept needed for the development of a technology or new product with biomedical impact, thus allowing licensing or the formation
of a start-up
• Providing essential momentum for a new collaborative research focus (e.g. a multidisciplinary research group needing funds to enable a research conference with well organized outcomes such as new grant preparation/submission).

These awards may be used for a broad range of research expenses, provided a clear case is made as to why the funds are essential to the project and how the investment will lead to future research support.

Applications for these awards may involve direct cash awards and/or OCTRI research infrastructure services. Examples of OCTRI services include data warehouse queries to identify potential research subjects, nursing or study coordinator support for conduct of the study, core laboratory support for sample analysis, and biostatistics support for data analysis.

Contact the research navigators for more details regarding OCTRI services that may be pertinent to your research at octri@ohsu.edu or 503 418-9790

Two levels of Strategic Investment Funding are available:
• Funding less than $5,000 (Cash and/or OCTRI Services)
• Funding from $5,000-$20,000 (Cash and/or OCTRI Services)

These amounts refer to the total requested support (OCTRI cash awards plus OCTRI services).

This is an open funding opportunity. Applications may be submitted at any time. OCTRI will continue to accept applications until the funds available are depleted. OCTRI is committed to supporting OHSU investigators in the common effort to improve human health by enhancing clinical and translational research.

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications until further notice. Please check back regularly for updates.

Amount: Award level 1 - up to $25,000; Award level 2 – up to $5,000

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements



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School of Medicine Faculty Innovation Fund Pilot Program

Support for pre-award data for new or competitive renewal grant submissions – from any source – is needed to accelerate transition to a more diverse research portfolio.  In response, the School of Medicine Office of the Dean has established an innovation fund to subsidize fees associated with the use of OHSU cores to develop pilot data for a new or competitive renewal grant application.

Funds are available to help cover the cost of utilizing a research core for pre-award consulting and pilot data.  Eligible costs are for core services associated with the development and submission of new or competitive renewal grants.  The support covered by these funds may include core costs such as consultation time, reagents, supplies and technical staff time for pilot studies required for assisting investigators in grant submission. These funds are available to School of Medicine investigators.

University Shared Resource cores (http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/research-cores/index.cfm) and other research cores that provide services to all OHSU investigators are eligible for this program.

The pilot program will be evaluated at the end of the current fiscal year (June 30, 2014).

To view the full program document and learn more about the application process, click here.

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OCTRI Community Pilot Project Funding – Central Oregon Research Coalition (CORC)

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is now accepting letters of intent to apply for Community Pilot Project Funding. OCTRI’s Community & Practice Research (CPR) program seeks to work collaboratively with community organizations, health care practices and researchers to study how best to improve the health of Oregonians. We expect to fund 1 application this year in the amount of $50,000 for a period of 12 months.

Pilot funds are specifically intended to enable the development of compelling new grant applications (e.g. to NIH, PCORI, CMS, etc.) that will sustain the proposed research activity. The OCTRI funding could allow generation of preliminary data, provide support for collaboration building and program development, or other essential elements needed for the goal of obtaining additional funding.

The purpose of this funding mechanism is to encourage research projects in collaboration with the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) to evaluate the impact and implementation of six key initiatives that have been put into place in alignment with the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) health care transformation plan to achieve the Triple Aim—better health, better care and better value for healthcare dollars. Applications must be submitted by an OHSU investigator in partnership with the COHC. Please contact with the Central Oregon Research Coalition for more information.

Letter of Intent Deadline: Not currently accepting applications. Please check back for future important dates.

Amount: Up to $50,000 over one year. Use of COHC data analyst/liaison services depends on the individual needs of the project but will be expected to be budgeted at a minimum of $10,000 (as part of the $50,000).

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must fit OHSU eligibility requirements. Applicants must work directly with an investigator from Central Oregon who is involved in the COHC stated key initiatives.

Complete RFA:
The complete RFA includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility, and instructions.

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ONPRC/OCTRI Pilot Funding

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) are now accepting letters of intent to apply for Pilot Project Funding for ONPRC-OCTRI Collaborative Research. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to encourage research using non-human primates (NHP) or NHP-derived materials for new collaborative projects that will lead to new external funding of research with clear translational outcomes. An explicit requirement for this pilot mechanism is the substantive involvement of co-PIs from ONPRC (core scientist) and OCTRI/OHSU (faculty-level investigators). These requirements distinguish this RFA from the annual ONPRC Pilot Research Program.

Priority will be given to new collaborations between established investigators at ONPRC and basic or clinical scientists at OHSU. We will also consider more modest projects utilizing existing NHP samples or materials, and which represent an extension of an existing study that could form the basis for a new collaborative research direction. Applications in the areas of genetics, metabolic disease, stem cell therapies, addiction, early childhood health and development, and aging research are strongly encouraged. Awardees are expected to submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed, scientific journal and submit a grant application to one or more external agencies as part of the successful execution of the pilot project. ONPRC and OCTRI should be informed of submitted manuscripts and/or grant applications.

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications. Please check back for future important dates.

Amount: Two, one-year projects at a maximum of $50,000

Eligibility: Co-Principle Investigator (core scientist) and OCTRI/OHSU (faculty-level investigator)

Complete RFA:
The complete RFA includes additional details about the submission process, eligibility, and instructions.

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OCTRI KL2 Program Request for Applications

Career-development opportunity for clinical and translational researchers.

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) KL2 supports research training and career development of clinical and translational investigators to conduct interdisciplinary research with scientists from diverse disciplines. In addition to salary support and funds for research activities, scholars are able to utilize additional support services through OCTRI and the Human Investigations Program. The OCTRI KL2 program is funded through NIH.

Deadline: Letters of Intent due passed (1/27/2014). Please check back for future important dates.

Award Details: Award Details: The appointment is for two years and provides a maximum of $75,000 or 75% of the scholar’s salary for up to two years. (It is anticipated that the scholar’s department will provide salary support if necessary.) The award includes up to $25,000 per year for research activities and travel. At the end of the appointment, the scholar is expected to have received an independent career-development award, such as a K award or R01 from NIH. Additional details are available online.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a current or pending faculty appointment as assistant professor (or equivalent level) and have had no prior funding as principal investigator on an NIH research grant.

Complete Program Information


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