What is Oklahoma Health Research?
OCAST’s Oklahoma Health Research program funds basic research projects related to human health for one to three years at a maximum level of $45,000 per year. The awards enable researchers to gain the expertise and produce the data needed to obtain larger grants from federal agencies, private enterprises and non-profit funding organizations. All proposals are reviewed and ranked for funding by experienced health researchers who reside outside the state of Oklahoma. Peer reviewers evaluate applications for scientific merit based on the quality of the proposed research, qualifications of the principal investigator and appropriateness of the institutional facilities and use of the described project budget.
Why Oklahoma Health Research?
- Awards up to $45,000 per year for up to three years
- No matching funds are required for these program awards
- Supports basic health research projects to help advance the science
- Help researchers gain the expertise and gather research data to support proposals for additional research funding
- Encourage collaborative efforts to support later stage applied health research projects
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 program funding opportunity announcement including submission dates and application instructions
- Through OCAST’s online application portal OGX
- Additional information about online application process
- Effective 1/1/2022, start dates for program awards cannot be delayed more than 60 days and requests for delayed start dates will only be considered if there is a compelling reason such as an unavoidable delay in securing IRB approval, the principal investigator/project manager is unavoidably detained on another project, unavoidable material shortages, etc. Additionally no-cost extensions to award contracts, including no cost extensions, cannot be permitted for more than 90 days.
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