OHSU Investigator's Guide

The purpose of this cheat sheet is to help you begin to navigate the research funding process—from finding a grant to managing your award. We'll point you toward helpful resources, and explain the structure of Research Administration at OHSU.


Who we are

Research Development and Administration (RDA) is made up of the following departments:

Research Funding and Development Services (RFDS) provides services to help you find funding, improve grant-writing skills, pursue professional development, and strategically plan for future research projects. The department offers trainings and workshops, as well as one-on-one consultations.

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) helps investigators submit grant applications. RGC analysts will help you understand the processes involved in submitting an application, reviewing a proposal, and setting up an award. Each department at OHSU is assigned a specific RGC analyst. Learn who your analyst is early on and talk to them frequently while you're developing a proposal.

Depending on your research, you may also need to contact the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) or Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD). Not sure which office to talk to? Contact the Contract Triage Analyst at contract-triage@ohsu.edu or visit the O2 Contracting webpage.

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), OHSU's post-award office, works with you to ensure proper fiscal management of sponsored project awards. They also to act as the institutional intermediary between the OHSU community and the external agencies that provide their funding.

Research Administration Training and Education (RATE) is the hub for training opportunities specific to research administration and other resources for those working in the research mission.

Research Integrity is charged with protecting and assuring compliance under the laws that govern the rights and welfare of human and animal subjects, and the oversight of basic and applied scientific research at OHSU.

Before you start

Preparing your proposal

Managing your grant

Not sure where to start? Send an email to funding@ohsu.edu, and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction.