The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Projects should require $15,000 or less of Accelerator Innovation and Development (AID) funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization.

Applicant teams who are selected for an AID award will receive an initial $5,000 of funding for activities that may not require access to OSU facilities. Following a team’s successful participation in the remote Winter Accelerate program and submission and approval of a follow-on scope of work, the remaining $10,000 of funding may be released and may be used for R&D activities as outlined in the project budget, subject to OSU facility availability. AID project durations are typically six to nine months. 

The Winter RFP application was open Monday November 1st - Tuesday November 30th.


The process is as follows:

  • Apply for AID Funding using the provided form when a current one is posted to this page. It will be posted when the submission period starts. (NOTE: You may want to write your answers separately and then put them in the form to avoid any content loss pre-submittal. Here is a pdf copy of the application questions to assist you with this.)
  • Once you submit an application, you'll receive an email asking you to sign up for a 1-hour Zoom interview slot to talk about your project with Accelerator staff. This interview is akin to an informal conversation and allows Accelerator staff to ask questions after reading the proposal. 
  • We’ll let you know the award decision by Tuesday, December 14, 2021.


  • Proposal Submission Period Begins: Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Proposal Submission Period Ends: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Interview Period Duration: Thursday, December 2, 2021 - Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Initial Award Decisions Communicated: No later than Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The next remote Accelerate program starts Tuesday, January 11th.

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the OSU Advantage Accelerator office prior to submitting an application. Accelerator staff are available to provide early project concept feedback and to help with the application. If you are interested in applying, please contact Molly Arnold at [email protected]edu