Letter of Support & OCTRI Cost Estimate

Letter of Support

OCTRI can provide a letter of support to include in proposals and grant applications. The letter of support from OCTRI Director Eric Orwoll, M.D., includes a general description of the resources that OCTRI provides. Investigators who plan to include specific OCTRI resources in their proposal must request a cost estimate to include in the proposal budget.

Cost Estimate

Investigators intending to use OCTRI resources and services to start-up or carry out a study must budget for these resources at the time of the funding application.  The OCTRI Research Navigator Program will work with the investigator and the OCTRI program(s) to identify the resource(s) to be utilized and to develop an accurate cost-estimate.  Investigators should submit an online request and indicate that they plan to utilize OCTRI research services to implement their study if funded.

Assistance with Budget Section of Proposals

OCTRI’s budget experts can also assist investigators with the budget section of the proposal, including researching personnel and procedural costs across the entire project. Investigators can request this service regardless of whether they plan to use OCTRI resources for the project. Please note that OCTRI charges for this service.