IT BEGINS WITH A STORY

In 1666 Isaac Newton developed many of his most important concepts regarding calculus, gravity and physics...while in quarantine at his home due to an outbreak of the plague. 

In fact, the year was so pivotal he labeled it his “year of wonders.”

While we recognize there has been tremendous suffering on account of the present global pandemic, we also believe this can be an important time of discovery and an opportunity to think about the future in new ways. 

To that end, join us for the second Oklahoma "Wonder" Grant.

TURN WAITING INTO WONDER

WHAT IS THE SPRING 2021 OKLAHOMA WONDER GRANT?

NextThought and the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth at the University of Oklahoma are offering an in-kind, $15,000 competitive grant and consulting services to one private business, non-profit or public sector entity based in Oklahoma.

It's an opportunity to think about the future...while waiting on the pandemic.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

In short, any Oklahoma organization!

To be eligible, the applicant organization must be based in the state of Oklahoma.  It can be a for-profit business, a non-profit organization or a public sector entity. To see if the grant is a good fit for your organization, please review the case studies and example projects below.  

Applications open January 11th and

close February 25th. 

The winning applicant will be announced in March.

SELECTION PANEL

selection panel of thought leaders in various fields has been assembled to review grant applications. They will score each entry based on creativity, impact, feasibility and implementation plan.  More information about the scoring matrix is available within the application. 

VON ROYAL

Executive Director, OneNet

OK Higher Education CIO

STACY EADS

Business Strategist, Stacy Eads Coaching & Consulting

SUSAN MORING

Associate, Cortado Ventures

JEFF PRICE

Department Head,

Gaming & Animation Degree Program,

Oklahoma City University 

President and CEO, Great Expectations

Director of Strategic Partnerships,

Oklahoma City Innovation District

JEFF MOORE

Executive Director, ICCEW

ARMAND MCCOY

President, Trifecta Communications

PROJECT EXAMPLES & CASE STUDIES

Not sure how you can use NextThought's LMS platform? Check out case studies of real businesses that have implemented this platform.

FAQ

Not sure how you can use NextThought's LMS platform?  You're not alone.  Check out our FAQ's for a primer, and more detailed information regarding the Oklahoma "Wonder" Grant.

YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO APPLY!