Resources For Grants

Sample proposals

Reviewing grant applications that have been successful in the past can be a good tool to learn how to write your own successful proposal. OHSU Research Development  maintains a central library of successful proposal examples that OHSU researchers have kindly agreed to share with others at OHSU to assist with research proposal development. We currently have examples of Medical Research Foundation awards, Collins Medical Trust, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and many others. Another invaluable resource is the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). This should be your first stop if you are wondering whether your project might be fundable at NIH.

*Please note: Currently, we do not have any successful NIH samples with the review criteria We will be updating our library as with successful proposals they be become available. Stay tuned. In the meantime, the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (NIAID) has excellent resources for investigators who are writing grants. Now they have posted some sample R01s and R21s–useful even for applications to other NIH entities. These copyrighted documents also include the summary statements.

Please contact to obtain a copy of a successful grant application or to submit a successful grant example of your own. 

Proposal Boilerplate

 Your NIH and other research proposals may require a description of the research environment at OHSU—both a brief, general description and specific resources that you will be using in your proposed work.  Keep in mind that the research environment section of your grant must be tailored to your individual project.

Information about Research at OHSU: See the OHSU Annual Report of Research for information about our grant portfolio and recent initiatives.

Cores and Shared Resources. You can request the latest information about various cores via a form you can access on the University Shared Resources website. Be sure to also contact the core director as you are writing your proposal.  

Responsible Conduct of Research: Develop a plan for Responsible Conduct of Research training to use in your NIH proposals.

Submitting a Training Grant? Visit the OHSU T32 Administrators Group for table data and other resources related to training grants.

Institutional information: See the OHSU Facts page for patient, education, and general research information. For precise application data including Tax ID#s and DUNS#, please refer to the Office of Proposal and Award Management's "Data for Applications" page

Writing Help

Grant Writing and Editing Services

Grant writing is not only good for your finances, but it can also make you into a more creative thinker and help you to formulate a strategic vision for your laboratory and your work.
Our goal is to help you become more productive by teaching you to be a better grant writer—better at formulating your ideas in writing, targeting your audience, promoting your ideas, and editing your work so that it’s easier to read.
Our individualized services are available on a limited basis for anyone in the OHSU community, especially junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows. We also offer some services for graduate students. Fees may apply to some editing work.  Workshops and classes are open to anyone at OHSU. 

Contact for more information.