Research Communications

Research funding and workshops available for faculty, staff and students 

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative 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. 9 to Nov. 20 this semester to help prospective applicants with the process.

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 2, 2014, 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Workshops:  Tuesday, September 9, 3:00- 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Thursday, November 13, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.; Friday, November 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Please contact Carma West with questions or for more information (593-0929; westc@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 that are near completion and hopefully can be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award.  

Deadlines:  Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Workshops: Tuesday, September 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Thursday, November 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Friday, November 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.

Please contact Carma West with questions or for more information (593-0929; westc@ohio.edu).

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.

Deadlines:     Preliminary Discussion:     Monday, October, 27 2014
Proposals:        Monday, November 17, 2014

Workshops: Tuesday, September 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 24, 9:00-10:00 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
*Please note: This workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.

Please contact Elizabeth Sayrs, Dean of University College and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, with questions or for more information (593-1935, sayrs@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:     Preliminary Discussions: Monday, February 16, 2015
(with Dean of University College or the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity)

Proposal:  Monday, March 16, 2015

Workshops:  Tuesday, September 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 24, 9:00-10:00 a.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 Elizabeth Sayrs (593-1935, sayrs@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 22, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

Workshops:  Wednesday, November 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 20, 4:00-5:00 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: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 14, 2015, 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: Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m.; Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Leah Cole with questions or for more information about both GSS programs (gssgrantreview@gmail.com).  


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

Student Expo 2015


Registration for the 2015 Student Expo will begin in January. The event will be held on Thursday, April 9 at the Convocation Center. The Expo site www.ohio.edu/studentexpo will feature more details this year.