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Oklahoma Applied Research Support

What is Oklahoma Applied Research Support?

OCAST’s Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) program is a funding program that invests in research and development supporting innovative technologies with commercial potential. This funding is designed to increase investment in the R&D of new technologies that will ultimately bring value to the state of Oklahoma and help grow and diversify the state’s economy.

Why Oklahoma Applied Research Support?

  • Proof-of-Concept funding supports early stage applied R&D with awards of up to $45,000 per year for up to two years
  • Accelerated OARS funding supports later stage applied R&D with awards of up to $300,000 for up to three years
  • Provides third party validation of innovation
  • Funds unproven, high-risk concepts and innovation

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Oklahoma public or private colleges or universities
  • Non-profit research institutions
  • Private enterprises with the principal place of business in Oklahoma

How to Apply?

  • When available during the application submission period, view the OCAST funding opportunity announcement including submission dates and application instructions.
  • Through OCAST’s online application portal OGX
  • Additional information about online application process

For more information, please click here.

Last Modified on Jan 26, 2021
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