OCSSB Pilot Project Funding Opportunity

The purpose of the OCSSB Pilot Project funding mechanism is to cultivate outstanding spatial systems research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data for peer-reviewed national funding, career development proposals, and program project submissions. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for all applications. Interdisciplinary research, in which investigators from disparate scientific areas collaborate to bring together unique approaches, is required. Proposals that focus on multi-spectral imaging or electron microscopy (and take advantage of instrumentation in the FEI Living Laboratory) are especially encouraged.


Multiple ~$50,000 (direct costs per year for up to 2 years) proposals will be selected for funding for one year, and may be renewed for a second year (another ~50K), after review of progress.


Investigators at the rank of research assistant professor or higher.

Application deadline:

Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:00 pm (Pacific)


Please direct all questions to Heidi Feiler 503-494-7707,

For more information please read the full funding opportunity