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Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Grants Program - 2022

The Oklahoma City-based Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) was formed from proceeds of the sale of Presbyterian Hospital in 1985 and, in 2014, sought to establish a unique collaboration with OUHSC via the PHF Research Grant Program (Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, Research Support, and Symposia Grants).  This grant program funds multiple types of projects and has enabled the progression of pioneering concepts to research studies, the establishment of renowned clinicians and basic scientists transdisciplinary teams unifying a broad range of expertise and skills, the development of extremely talented junior faculty, the provision of infrastructure support for faculty to continue ground-breaking research, and more.  The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the Presbyterian Health Foundation for their long standing generous support.

Since 2014, PHF has given $23.985 million to support the PHF Research Grants Program that funds multiple types of grants (e.g., Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, Research Support, and Symposia Grants). To date, this investment has facilitated the ability of our researchers to successfully compete at the national level and develop research programs, resulting in approximately $211.3 million in extramural funding.

PHF grants are awarded once a year, with the exception of the Bridge Grant Program.  The Bridge Grant Program is the ONLY program that has three application deadlines per year (April, July, November).  Provided below is the Grant Cycles Table.

Grant Cycles Table

 

Cycle I
(All PHF Grant Programs)

Cycle II
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Cycle III
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Application Due Date

Equipment, November 
Symposium, November
Seed, December
All others,  February-April

July

November

Scientific Merit Review

Equipment, January 
Symposium, January
Seed, January
All others, March-April

August

November

PHF Board Review

May-June

September

December

Earliest Project Start Date

July

October

December

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS – CYCLE III - FALL 2022

Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Bridge Grant Program – Request For Applications

  • Cycle III PHF Bridge Grant Program Deadline: November 4, 2022

The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant Program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural funding. OUHSC Principal Investigators are eligible if they meet the following criteria: 1) have submitted an extramural application within the past 18 months that was scored but not funded, 2) are requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs; and 3) received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This program can now provide funding for up to $100,000 for one year. SALARY and FRINGE BENEFITS may be requested for the Principal Investigator(s) up to $25,000 in total (salary + fringe benefits = $25,000) with the remaining portion, $75,000, used to support the project costs. Guidelines and Application Form are attached or can be found here.  If you have any questions, please email  VPR@ouhsc.edu.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS – CYCLE I - Spring 2023

Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Equipment Grant Program – Request For Applications

  • Cycle I PHF Equipment Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2022

The primary objective of the PHF Equipment Grant program is to provide partial funding for critically needed research equipment. Funding priority will be given to research equipment that will permit OUHSC investigators to be more competitive for external funding and provides support to multiple users. OUHSC Principal Investigators are eligible if they meet the following criteria: 1) All Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors are eligible to apply.; 2) Principal investigators with Temporary Faculty appointments (faculty with academic titles such as instructor, lecturer, or titles modified by prefixes, such as visiting, adjunct, clinical, or temporary research appointments with suffix “of Research”) must obtain approval from the Vice President for Research before submitting an application for this program. Requests should be sent to ORA4PHF@ouhsc.edu.; 3) PHF Equipment Grant recipients may hold any other PHF Grant award simultaneously, except for a Clinician Scientist Development Award. 

PHF Equipment Grant Guidelines 

Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Symposium Grant Program – Request For Applications

  • Cycle I PHF Symposium Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2022

The primary objective of the PHF Symposium Grant program is to provide partial funding to support a National or International Symposium to be held at the OUHSC campus or in Oklahoma City. Funding priority will be given to themes that will promote research already present at OUHSC and OMRF and include both OUHSC faculty members and OMRF members in the Organization Committee. OUHSC Principal Investigators are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria: 1) The Principal Investigator of the application must be the Chair of the Organizing Committee. Only OUHSC full-time, tenure-track faculty members (unmodified titles) are eligible to be PIs. 2). The PI may hold any other PHF Grant award, except for a Clinician Scientist Development Award.

PHF Symposium Grant Guidelines 

Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Seed Grant Program – Request For Applications

  • Cycle I PHF Seed Grant Program Deadline: December 2, 2022

The primary objective of the PHF Seed Grant program is to provide a one-year grant for new OUHSC investigators to initiate research programs. Secondary objectives are to provide established OUHSC faculty with the opportunity to initiate new unfunded projects and to provide unfunded OUHSC faculty funds to initiate a research program. Applications from new investigators (within 5 years of first full academic appointment and never having received independent federal funds) are given special consideration during peer review and at the time of funding consideration. Principal Investigators with Temporary Faculty appointments (faculty with academic titles such as instructor, lecturer, or titles modified by prefixes such as visiting, adjunct, clinical, or temporary research appointments with suffix “of Research”) must obtain approval from the Vice President for Research before submitting an application for this program. Approval will require a letter from their Department Chairperson indicating a departmental commitment of salary, research space, and time for development of an independent career at OUHSC.  Requests should be sent to ORA4PHF@ouhsc.edu PHF Seed Grant recipients may not hold a PHF Bridge Grant or a PHF Clinician Scientist Development Grant during the duration of this award.

PHF Seed Grant Guidelines 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This PHF Seed Grant program can now provide funding for up to $75,000 for one year. SALARY and FRINGE BENEFITS may be requested for the Principal Investigator(s) up to $25,000 in total (salary + fringe benefits = $25,000) with the remaining portion, $50,000, used to support the project costs.

Guidelines and Application Forms are attached or can be found at https://research.ouhsc.edu/research-administration/grants/funding-opportunities/phf-funding. If you have any questions, please email VPR@ouhsc.edu.