Office of the Vice President for Research

Funding 


I. Internal Sources

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity oversees several Internal Award program to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.  

NOTE Changes for FY14: 
NEW! Air Travel Support Program


Sources include:


Air Travel Support Program

Funds are available to support trips to the areas within a 1000 mile radius (including Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Atlanta) on the University's King Air plane.  Activities that are allowable under this program include meetings with sponsors or potential collaborators and travel to conferences or to disseminate creative works.

Deadline:  Open

Click here:  for guidelines [Word or PDF]
Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227, male-bru@ohio.edu

SCHEDULED Flight:  Nov. 11  Departs OHIO airport to Dulles: TBD am.  Depart Dulles ~8:00 pm to Albany, OH . 


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.  Two review cycles in fall and spring.

Deadlines:  Thursday Oct. 2, 2014, 4:00 pm and Thursday Jan. 29, 2015, 4:00 pm
Workshops:  Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, 3-4 pm; Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, 10-11 am; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided
Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, 2-3 pm; Friday Nov. 14, 2014, 10-11 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided
Please note, these workshops will cover both the OURC and Baker Fund programs.

Click here:   for guidelines [Word or PDF]     cover page     checklist
Click here for example proposals
Contact: Carma West (740) 593-0920, westc@ohio.edu.


OURC Chair's Discretionary Fund

Small awards of up to $500 for research, scholarship, and creative activity are available upon application and approval by the current OURC Chair.

Deadline:  open, until funds expended
Click here for guidelines [Word or PDF]
Contact: Carma West (740) 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 which are near completion and can hopefully be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award.  Two review cycles in fall and spring.

Deadlines:  Thursday Oct. 09, 2014, 4:00 pm and Thursday Feb. 12, 2015, 4:00 pm
Workshops:  Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, 3-4 pm; Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, 10-11 am; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided
Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, 2-3 pm; Friday Nov. 14, 2014, 10-11 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided
Please note, these workshops will cover both the OURC and Baker Fund programs.

Click here:   for guidelines [Word or PDF]     cover page     checklist
Click here for example proposals
Contact: Carma West (740) 593-0929, westc@ohio.edu

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. One review cycle in spring.

Deadlines:  Thursday Jan. 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
Workshop:  Wednesday Nov. 20, 2014, 12-1 pm; Thursday Nov. 21, 2014, 4-5 pm;Friday Nov. 22, 2013, 2-3 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided


Click here:   for guidelines [Word or PDF]     cover page     checklist
Click here for example proposals
Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227, male-bru@ohio.edu.


CRSCA Discretionary Fund

Small awards of up to $500 to fund unique opportunities or emergencies for undergraduate, graduate and medical student research, scholarship, and creative activity are available upon application and approval by the current CRSCA Chair.

Deadline:  open

Click here for guidelines [Word or PDF]

Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227,male-bru@ohio.edu


Ohio University Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund

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

Deadline:  open, until funds expended.  FUNDS ARE NOW EXPENDED FOR FY14. 
Funds not available for travel before July 1, 2014.  Click here for guidelines [Word or PDF]

Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227, male-bru@ohio.edu

John J. Kopchick Awards

Three funds were established by a generous gift provided by John J. Kopchick, PhD, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Char Kopchick, Assistant Dean of Students.

John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Faculty Support Fund
Funding up to $10,000 for MCB/TBS faculty for research activities and conference travel.

Deadline:  4:00 pm, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Guidelines:  [Word  or   PDF]

John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Research Fellowship Award
Funding of up to $10,000 for PhD and DO/PhD students in the MCB or TBS programs to support translational biomedical research, with an additional $5,000  for an off-campus internship (min. 4 weeks , up to one semester). 

Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Guidelines: [Word   or   PDF]

John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Undergraduate Student Support Fund
Funding up to $1,500 for undergraduate students working MCB/TBS faculty and conducting translational medical research and scholarly activities.

Deadline:  4:00 pm, Thursday, Sept, 25, 2014
Guidelines:  [Word   or   PDF]





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 fund 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.

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: Proposals deadline

WORKSHOPS:  Tuesday Sept. 24, 10-11 am; Wednesday Sept. 25, 3-4 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided. Please note, this workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.
Monday Jan. 27, 10-11 am; Wednesday Jan. 29, 2-3 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
[Note attending these workshop is optional and is not a substitute for meeting with the VP Research and Creative Activity or Dean of University College.]

Click here for brochure      guidelines     checklist     title page
Contact: David Descutner, Executive Vice Provost and Dean of University College, (740) 593-1935, descutne@ohio.edu for Undergraduate Learning 1804 proposals
Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227, male-bru@ohio.edu for Faculty Research and Graduate Studies 1804 proposals


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:  Nov. 14, 2013

Click here for Guidelines

WORKSHOP: Tuesday Sept. 24, 10-11 am; Wednesday Sept. 25, 3-4 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
Please note, this workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.

Contact: David Descutner, Executive Vice Provost and Dean of University College, descutne@ohio.edu.


Start Up Funds

Department/School applies on behalf of new faculty member. Awarded jointly by college and VP for Research to provide initial capital and operating funds to launch their research careers and become competitive for external funding.

Contact: Joe Shields, (740) 593-0372, shieldj1@ohio.edu.



Sources managed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:

Faculty Research Support Program

Funds publications, subventions, on-campus conferences, emergency equipment repair, travel to meet potential sponsors, or negotiating a research grant or contract (no conference travel). Awards are limited to $1,500 per year per faculty for travel; $600 per year per faculty for publication charges; all other requests may not exceed $1,000 per year per faculty).

For more information, visit: http://www.ohio.edu/research/orsp/facresearchprogram.cfm
Contact: Administrative Associate, ORSP, (740) 593-0378, khanna@ohio.edu.


Research Incentive

A portion of the recovered Facilities & Administrative Costs (indirect costs) is allocated to the investigator(s), department/school chair(s), dean(s) and/or affiliated center or institute to support research.  Distribution is made monthly based on expenditure of eligible restricted account funds. 

For more information, visit: http://www.ohio.edu/research/orsp/IDCAgreement.cfm
Contact: Grants & Contract Specialist, ORSP, (740)593-2859, whan@ohio.edu.



Sources managed by 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.
Contact: Jennifer Kowalsky, Chair, GSS Grant Review Committee, jmkowalsky@gmail.com.



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.
Contact:  Jennifer Kowalsky, Chair, GSS Grant Review Committee, jmkowalsky@gmail.com.

Sources managed by other university units:


Provost Undergraduate Research Fund

Small awards of up to $1500 to support undergraduate research, including supplies, materials and travel.

Deadline:  Sept. 27, 2013 5:00 pm
For more information, please visit http://www.honors.ohio.edu/current/undergraduate-research.html
Contact: Cary Frith, frith@ohio.edu.


International Travel Fund

The ITF supports international research, paper presentation and other international scholarly or creative activities of Group I and II faculty that are approved by the applicants department or school and college. 

For additional information, please visit http://www.ohio.edu/uic/howto.cfm

Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at Ohio University Funding Opportunity Announcements
 

OMNI Research Grant

The Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) aims to support and facilitate research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems and their component tissues. 

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate innovative research that will expand our current understanding of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.  The PI's on funded applications must commit to submitting at least one extramural grant paying F&A costs through OMNI within 18-months of the award. Awards can be for up to $10,000. Larger awards (e.g., $20k) may be considered, but budget requests exceeding $10,000 should be discussed with the OMNI Director Brian Clark, clarkb2@ohio.edu

Deadline:  Jan. 1, 2013
Guidelines
 

Sybert Scholar Orthopaedic Medicine Research Award

The purpose of the Sybert Scholar Orthopaedic Medicine Research Award is to provide selected OU-HCOM medical students funding to pursue basic science and clinical research and scholarly activities. The core of the program is a research project that the student pursues independently or under faculty direction. Projects must make a significant contribution to the field of orthopaedics. Projects may be contributing to an ongoing faculty research project in the laboratory or clinic or be an original research project designed by the student.  The award is administered by the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI).  The next anticipated funding opportunity announcement will be released in the Fall of 2012.  For information please contact Brian Clark, OMNI Director, at clarkb2@ohio.edu




II. External Sources

Questions about the use of these subscription resources may be addressed to bumpm1@ohio.edu.

 

PIVOT

Pivot is a comprehensive database for identifying funding opportunities, finding potential collaborators, and promoting your research and creative activities. http://pivot.cos.com/. To create an account, access Pivot from Ohio University's IP range and use your "@ohio.edu" email address. You can then access Pivot from anywhere. 

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online has a wealth of background information on potential private foundation funders. Enter "Foundation Directory Online" into Ohio University's Libraries' online catalog to access this source: http://alice.library.ohiou.edu:80/record=e1000573~S7


For questions or comments about the content on this page, please contact Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu.