OSTR Subsidy Guidelines for the Cancer Research Technology Program

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: formerly, Advanced Technology Program [ATP]).

The CCR Office of Science and Technology Resources (OSTR) Subsidy Program:

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
  • Laboratory of Molecular Technology
  • Protein Characterization Laboratory
  • Protein Expression Laboratory/Viral Technology Group

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

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 a successful outcome. They can be investigatory in nature, where a defined end product or result is not guaranteed.

NCI investigators seeking OSTR funding for their study should first discuss their situation and needs with a CRTP laboratory director/scientist.

The investigator, in conjunction with the laboratory director/scientist, should then submit a request through the NCI at Frederick Accessioning System (NAS) that includes the research objectives, the scope of the study (i.e. the number of samples, number of replicates, etc.) and a justification for requesting OSTR funding.

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.