OCAST Seeks Applications for Health Research Program

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Solicitations for applicants in the Health Research Program have been issued by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

About $500,000 is available for awards in 1995.

OCAST's Health Research Program supports research projects for one to three years at a maximum funding level of $35,000 per year. All applications must be submitted by Feb. 8.

The 1995 Health Research competition is open to those who meet the qualifications for "New Investigator" awards.

The competition was limited to "New Investigators" due to the low level of state-appropriated money for the Health Research Program, said Lari Murry, director of research and development programs for OCAST.

Applicants may be employed by Oklahoma public and private universities and colleges, non-profit research organizations or businesses.

Research funded under the OCAST Health Research Program investigates the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases and disabilities and facilitates development of health care products and services. Health Research applications are selected for funding based on scientific merit after a review.

"New Investigators" funded by this program from 1990 to 1992 leveraged $3.40 of non-state appropriated money for every $1 awarded by OCAST. Since 1987, OCAST has made 44 awards to "New Investigators" for a total state investment of $6. …


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