Oregon State University seeks to facilitate the further development of applied innovations and commercialization. The purpose of this RFP is to encourage proposal submission and present proposal requirements and evaluation criteria. This information will be used by the Oregon State University Venture Development Fund Advisory Council (Council) to assess submitted proposal and provide the Vice President for Research (VPR) a funding recommendation.
An overview of the OSU Venture Fund can be found here: http://oregonstate.edu/research/occd/osuventurefund
OSU Venture Development funding is a competitive process open to OSU faculty eligible for principal investigator (PI) status to facilitate development and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. Students who wish to apply for a grant must identify an OSU faculty member who will serve as the PI for the student proposal. Applications through non-OSU faculty or students who have been accepted into the OSU Venture Accelerator will also be accepted. Release of funding to non-OSU faculty or students will be conditional upon approval from the VPR and an agreement providing appropriate future company remuneration. Approximately $600,000 is available for this round of proposals.
Due Date for Applications: September 2, 2013