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Research Communications

Research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students 

Aug. 28, 2013

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity Activity offers several internal awards programs throughout the year to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.

Several workshops will be held Sept. 5 to Nov. 22 this semester to aid prospective applicants with the process.

For links to program guidelines, application forms and other related information for these programs, visit www.ohio.edu/research/funding.cfm.


Programs for faculty and staff applicants:

Ohio University Research Committee (OURC)

Competitive awards of up to $8,000 provide seed money for faculty and staff to pursue new research and creative activity projects.  Priority is for new faculty and staff or established faculty pursuing projects that are a clear departure from previous research foci.

Deadlines:  Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Workshops:  Thursday, September 5, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.; Friday, September 6, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu).

Baker Fund Awards Committee


Competitive awards of up to $12,000 to faculty and staff support research, scholarship and creative activity. The committee seeks to support projects which are near completion and hopefully can be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award.  

Deadlines:  Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Workshops:  Thursday, September 5, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.; Friday, September 6, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu).

NEW! Air Travel Support Program


Funds are available to support trips to the areas within a 1,000 mile radius (including Washington D.C., Chicago, New York and Atlanta) on the university's King Air plane. Activities that are allowable under this program include meetings with sponsors or potential collaborators.

Deadline: Open

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu).

Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery

This new fund supports innovative, high-impact initiatives designed to advance undergraduate learning and research and graduate education. Applicants may request $50,000 for two years or $100,000 overall. Faculty and staff are eligible to submit proposals; collaborative projects are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Workshops: Tuesday, September 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
*Please note: This workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.

Please contact David Descutner with questions or for more information (593-1935; descutne@ohio.edu)

1804 Fund

The Fund was established by the Ohio University Foundation to support the university's core mission of maintaining, strengthening and enhancing a learning-centered community. The Fund promotes collaboration among units. The Fund focuses its support through two categories:
*    Undergraduate Learning - Curricular innovations, programs and activities that enhance the undergraduate educational experience.
*    Faculty Research and Graduate Studies - Research, scholarly activities and innovations in graduate education.

Deadlines:
February 17, 2014: Deadline for preliminary discussions with the Dean of University College or the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity.
March 17, 2014: Proposal deadline

Workshops: Tuesday, September 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
*Please note: This workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information on Research and Graduate Studies Proposals (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu). Contact David Descutner (593-1935, descutne@ohio.edu) for Undergraduate Learning 1804 proposals.

Programs for student applicants:

Student Enhancement Awards

Competitive awards to support undergraduate, graduate and medical student research, scholarship and creative activities. Awards of up to $6,000 support research and travel to attend a professional meeting to present results.

Deadline:  Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Workshop:  Thursday, November 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Friday, November 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu).

Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund

Small awards of up to $500 for travel assistance for undergraduate students presenting their work at conferences and other venues for presentation.

Deadline:  Open, until funds expended.

Please contact Roxanne Malé-Brune with questions or for more information (597-1227; male-bru@ohio.edu).

Graduate Student Senate: Grant for Original Work


Competitive awards to graduate students to conduct original research, scholarship or creative work. Semester deadlines. Maximum award $750.

For additional information, please visit www.ohio.edu/gss/grants.

Deadlines: September 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m.; February 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Senate: Travel Program

Will support travel to present original work, as well as travel for professional development workshops and seminars. Proposal selected by lottery. Semester deadlines. Maximum award $500.

For additional information, please visit www.ohio.edu/gss/grants.

Deadlines: September 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m.; February 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Jennifer Kowalsky with questions or for more information about both GSS programs (jmkowalsky@gmail.com or jk167608@ohio.edu).

For additional research funding opportunities, visit: http://www.ohio.edu/research/funding.cfm.

Student Expo 2014

Registration for the 2014 Student Expo will begin in January. The event will be held on Thursday, April 10 at the Convocation Center. The Expo site www.ohio.edu/studentexpo will feature more details this year.