Core Pilot Grant Program

The University Shared Resources (USR) program and the Senior Vice President for Research office are soliciting grant applications for the USR Core Pilot Fund Grants program. Each grant will provide up to $5,000 for Pilot Awards and up to $10,000 for Core Innovation awards to investigators for pre-award or pilot data generated in the cores.  Eligible costs are for core services associated with the development and submission of new grants, including consultation time, reagents, supplies and technical staff time for assisting investigators.  However, in some cases they could be used for the development of a specific strategic scientific capability.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants can use any OHSU core to be considered eligible to receive pilot funding money, but preference will be given to USR cores. Cores must receive all awarded funds. If a portion of the job must be sub-contracted, sub-contracts must be arranged by the core.
  • OHSU PIs and senior postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply.

Applications must be filled out online through OHSU's Competitive Application Portal (CAP). Full instructions are provided on CAP and can also be found here.

Please note:  Applicants must consult with the director of the designated core prior to application submission and applications must include a letter of support from the core director.