For the past several months, we’ve been working with our advisory council to improve OSU’s University Venture Development Fund grant program. The program will move from once per year to now, twice per year, and we will be releasing the spring 2017 RFP this Friday – the submission deadline will be May 19th. Additional information:

Program Aims: The purpose of the funding is to facilitate development and commercialization of research inventions, tools, prototypes, software, digital content or other intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. The funding plan should address one, or at most two key obstacles or opportunities that if successfully addressed within a six-month or less timeframe, would significantly increase the likelihood of out-licensing of intellectual property for commercial development either through a new OSU startup or an existing Oregon company.\

Funding Levels: Anticipated funding levels from the UVDF are up to $60,000 per proposal. Departments, schools, and/or colleges are highly encouraged to cash match funding up to $15,000 in addition to the requirement that they provide graduate student tuition support for their participating students. Approximately $250,000 is available for funding in this round of proposals.

I will send you the RFP directly Friday, as well as broadcast widely throughout OSU. If you have any questions, please let me know.



Assistant Vice President

Research, Commercialization & Industry Partnerships

OSU Advantage

Oregon State University 
312 Kerr Administration  |  Corvallis, OR  |  97331

541-737.9058  |



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