Pilot Awards: Where Translation Begins

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Our goal

Each year, OCTRI awards pilot project funding to exceptional clinical and translational research projects. The goal of the Pilot Awards is to foster exciting science and innovation, providing support for preliminary data generation and stimulating the development of translational research.

Our process

Awardees are evaluated throughout their research project based on their reporting of progress and outcomes. This includes the tracking of publications, new grant funding and commercialization outcomes derived from pilot funding. Most awardees also report qualitatively on project impact and list other forms of results dissemination. Investigator feedback and project outcome data are used to improve program management and guide decisions about future program iterations and initiatives. 

View OCTRI's Innovation Programs and Awards Report 2019 to learn more.

Apply for pilot award funding

OCTRI does not currently have any open funding opportunities for pilot awards.  Please check back frequently as RFAs open throughout the academic year.

Future pilot award opportunities

Review additional OCTRI pilot awards that are slated for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

  • Participants and Clinical Interactions (PCI) Management

  • Biomedical Innovation Program for Drug Discovery

  • OCTRI & Business Oregon Phase 0 Program (SBIR/STTR application support)

  • Team Science: Advancing Transdisciplinary Microbiome Research

  • Clinical Research Informatics Support Program (CRISP)

  • Pathways to Independence

These opportunities will re-open again in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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