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Guidelines for requesting subsidy funds from The CCR Office of Science and Technology Resources in support of projects carried out by the Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP).

The CCR Office of Science and Technology Resources (OSTR) Subsidy Program is a funding source provided exclusively to CCR investigators for projects involving innovative technologies, often involving higher risk or pilot studies conducted with the laboratories associated with the CRTP.

Laboratories eligible for OSTR supplements include:

  • Electron Microscopy Laboratory
  • Genomics Laboratory
  • Protein Characterization Laboratory
  • Protein Expression Laboratory

The OSTR may support up to 50% of the cost of eligible studies that meet specific requirements:

  1. OSTR‐supported pilot studies can either involve innovative technology application or development, validation of a new technology, or routine core service projects that carry a higher risk for successful outcome. They can be investigatory in nature, where a defined end product or result is not guaranteed.
  2. NCI investigators seeking OSTR funding for their study should first discuss their situation and needs with an CRTP laboratory director/scientist.
  3. The investigator, in conjunction with the laboratory director/scientist, should then submit a Core Service Request that includes the research objectives, the scope of the study (i.e. number of samples, number of replicates, etc.) and a justification for requesting OSTR funding.
  4. Typical OSTR contributions range from $1,000 to $5,000. Requests for funds in excess of this amount will be considered, but will require additional review. Each Principal Investigator is eligible for up to $10,000 subsidy total for the fiscal year. For projects requiring supplements in excess of $10,000, a STARS Request Form must be completed. The STARS form will ask for a detailed scientific and budgetary justification, as well as information on the Cores you will be using.