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 OKGrants
- Additional information about online application process
Download the OARS brochure
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