Research Opportunities

Undergraduate/Graduate Summer Scholars Program

The OTRC at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) will be offering summer research training for undergraduate and graduate students to attend a 12-week program (5/15/15 to 8/15/15, dates are negotiable). This program allows a student to participate in work under the supervision of a tobacco investigator in a research setting in Oklahoma City. Students will complete a research project, which they will present at the end of the term. Students will also take part in weekly seminars about manuscript, poster, and grant preparation in addition to other topics.

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Please complete the application here.

Registration Ends April 19, 2015.

For questions please contact:

Laura DeLongy

OTRC Program Coordinator
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
Stephenson Cancer Center
800 NE 10th Street, SCC 5037
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: 405.271.8001 Ext. 50484
Fax: 405.271.2808


OTRC 2015 Grantees were announced in May of 2014. Below is the information for the FY15 grant year.

OTRC Research Award Application Form: Click Here

Certification of Non-Acceptance of Tobacco Funds: Click Here

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) is soliciting applications for research grant funding for FY 2015.  Applications are invited for small-scale research projects designed to move forward the field of tobacco-related research, which includes innovative research ideas and the collection of preliminary data that will enable investigators to compete successfully for national research grants.  All levels of investigators are invited to compete, but preference will be given to Junior Investigators.  A Principal Investigator (PI) is considered a Junior Investigator if he/she has not previously competed successfully as PI for a significant NIH independent research award (such as an R01).

OTRC expects to fund two to four proposals in FY15.  Proposals are expected to have a maximum term of one year and maximum direct costs of $50,000. 

Interested investigators are encouraged to pay close attention to the primary research areas listed on pages 4 and 5 of this document.   Only applications screened as relevant to these priority areas will be accepted for review. 

A letter of intent (LOI) with a brief description of the proposal is required.  These LOI submissions will be reviewed by the OTRC Scientific Advisory Committee and those identified as most relevant and promising will be invited to submit a complete proposal.  

Key Dates:

February 15, 2014: Letter of intent with brief description due

February 21, 2014: PIs will be notified if full application is requested

March 21, 2014: Full application due

May 1, 2014: Funding decisions made

July 1, 2014: Start date for awards

Letters of Intent (either hard copy via mail or e-copy via email) must be received by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2014.

Full Applications (either hard copy via mail or e-copy via email) must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014.

No late materials or changes to your application will be allowed after the submission deadline.

Previous Press Releases 

Press Release: OTRC Seed Grant Awardees July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
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Press Release: OTRC Seed Grant Awardees July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
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Press Release: OTRC Seed Grant Awardees July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 click here

Press Release: OTRC Seed Grant Awardees July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 click here