The Accelerator is currently seeking proposals that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization.

Read the Full RFP Here

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 fall virtual Accelerate program, the remaining $10,000 of funding will be released December 2020 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. For more information and details on how to apply, read the full RFP.


  • Proposal Submission Period Begins: Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Proposal Submission Period Ends: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
  • Interview Period Duration: Thursday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 30, 2020
  • Initial Award Decisions Communicated: No later than Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
  • Fall Term Virtual Accelerate Program Begins: Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Fall Term Virtual Accelerate Program Ends: Monday, November 23, 2020

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the OSU Advantage Accelerator office prior to submitting a proposal. Accelerator staff are available to provide early project concept feedback and to help with proposal development. If interested in applying, please contact Katie Pettinger at

Budget proposal template here.