About the Office of Research, Health Sciences

The Office of Research, Health Sciences, OORHS, mission is to foster both the emerging and the established research enterprises within and across the schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. These schools are Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

Application Repository To Help University Researchers (ARTHUR)


The ARTHUR database comprises successfully funded applications, written by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh, that comply with the current NIH format. Examples of grant applications funded by non-NIH award mechanisms (e.g., DOD/CDMRP, PCORI, and NSF) are also available. 


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"Just wanted to share the good news [my foundation award was funded]. Thanks for taking the time to review the project. It did improve the odds of success"  

 “I'd like to let you know that my application got an impact score of 20 and percentile 4.0.  I can't thank you too much for all your help and your insights!” 

 “I would like to let you know my deepest gratitude to all your help on my grants. I learned a lot from you.” 

"Thanks SO much for your valuable insight at our meeting a couple of weeks ago.  It reframed the grant in a substantial way."  

"You had some very helpful comments, particularly a number of key points that other readers missed, so it was extremely valuable."