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Updated 3/29/23

OHIO has new information related to data management plans (DMP).

Please access the following link for more information.

Data Management Plans

For those of you not familiar with DMP, Alden Library has posted additional information to help understand how DMP works:

DMP Alden Library

DMPTool is now available for OHIO researchers. 

COVID-19 Updates

University faculty, staff and students can pick up one COVID antigen test per week at several campus locations. Details can be found here. Additionally, the Graduate College, located at 102 Grosvenor, has additional tests available. Complete a quick Qualtrics survey and pick up COVID antigen test kits weekdays 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at least one business day after completing survey. Delivery is not available at this time.

CHSP Annual Research Reports

Annual Report link:

CHSP Workload Policy

Please share with your faculty the college workload policy.

CTRU Unit access 

Effective November 14, 2022, the doors with access to CTRU from the stairwells will remain locked.  You may access the unit through the swinging door.   Researchers may contact the CTRU at for more information. 

Call for Abstracts: The Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH): Call for Abstracts: The planning committee is accepting abstracts for concurrent sessions.  Abstracts must be submitted through SurveyMonkey. You will be able to edit your abstract until the deadline, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Conference dates and venue: April 24-26, 2023, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  Interested students who can connect their work to public health in Ohio are encouraged to submit no later than 11:59 pm February 15, 2023, to Mark the subject line as follows: LastName.FirstInitial.PHCC.Abstract. Students can direct all questions to

Ohio Federal Research Network. Round 6 Solicitation release

The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN), managed by Parallax Advanced Research in collaboration with The Ohio State University and funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, was pleased to release the Round 6 solicitation on March 1, 2023. Please go to for all Areas of Interest and full details.

Information sessions with the federal partner subject matter experts and answer questions

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Month.

Ohio University's Science Café presents Ronan CarrollJane Balbo, and Nathan Weyand discussing "What Happened to Sexually Transmitted Infections during COVID?  It might not be what you think!"

Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Theater on the second floor of Baker University Center and via YouTube.

Research Catalyst Program

The College of Health Sciences and Professions is participating in a new OHIO pilot program intended to incentivize research by offering an annual payout to faculty who receive salary support from external grants.

Program Guidelines

Ohio University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) 

ORSP has provided a procedure and internal deadline to aid faculty during the proposal preparation and submission process (Proposal Submission Deadlines - B14.03). Proposals that meet the internal deadline will receive priority review.  Contact ORSP with any questions.


ORSP’s Procedures webpage has posted three new procedures

A04 – Types of Sponsored Projects

D04 – Representations and Certifications

E09 – Sponsored Project Agreement Types

The ORSP’s webpage Current/Pending/Other Support Guidance has FAQs, reporting, and disclosure information from various federal agencies on current and pending support.


Three minute thesis

Registration for 3MT opens Monday, January 16, 2023 at 9:00 am. The competition will be capped at 32 and prizes are high, so encourage interested students to apply early. For more information and the link to register:

What is 3MT?
Doctoral and Master’s students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down' research but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis® (3MT) was founded by The University of Queensland in 2008. 

Overview of the 2023 Competition:
Competitions will be held as four semi-final heats.  Each heat will be capped at 8 participants for a total of 32 participants. The top 2 participants from each semi-final heat will be invited to take part in the final round. All participants must be available to participate in one of the semi-final heats and the final round (see dates below).Registration will be capped at 32 participants on a first-come, first serve basis. 

This year's prizes are sponsored by alum, Rene Paulson, founder of Elite Research LLC.
Prizes are: $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place), $500 (3rd place) and $250 (each remaining finalist). Two People's Choice Awards ($100) will be given, one each to a master's and doctoral student.* Registration opens Monday, January 16, 2023 at 9:00 am. Registration closes Monday, January 23, 5:00pm (see more information below).  NOTE, we might reach the cap before the deadline!

FastLane System Decommissioning

Effective November 21st, Award Documents, Organizational Reports, and integration in FastLane were retired and will be decommissioned. For more information, please access this webpage:

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes:  An Inter-Professional Education Parkinson's.

Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5th 2023. Please fill out the Qualtrics survey below about if you will be in attendance, class participation, and if you are able to volunteer for the event. 

Qualtrics Survey link:


Save the Date: The 2023 Health Scholars Research Symposium

Friday, October 13th. Watch for details as event planning unfolds.


2nd Annual Health Equity Research Fair

On behalf of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our 2nd annual Health Equity Research Fair. This fair will be held on April 14th, 2023, from 2:00pm-3:30pm. The event will consist of a keynote speaker and poster presentations from students and faculty at OHIO.

This fair is designed for students, faculty, staff and others seeking a better understanding of some of the most critical health issues in the world today. Students and faculty at OHIO are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation.

Email: Re'Aija Grice for questions (

Link to submit abstract:


Kettering and OhioHealth Research Collaboration 

Ohio University has research collaboration agreements with both Kettering Health and OhioHealth as a framework for joint research projects. To connect with these partners for future research or to streamline current collaborative projects, please email Lee Ann Williams, director of the CTRU and Clinical Partnerships ( or include Lee Ann on correspondence with these partners.

Student Expo Fellow Position. 

The Research Division is seeking a faculty/staff member to assist with the Student Expo. Specifically, they will be responsible for assigning students and judges to judging sessions and overseeing the judging the day of the event. A 15% overload contract starting Spring semester, Tentative timeline: 

  • Jan, Recruit judges
  • Feb. 20-27, Help resolve any registration discrepancies [Feb. 19, Expo Registration closes]
  • Feb. 28-Mar 14, Assign student to judging sessions and times
  • March 15-22, Assign presentation space
  • March 22-29, Assign faculty/staff to judging sessions
  • March 30-April 12, Prepare judging materials for day of event
  • April 13, Student Expo

The Fellow can create their own work schedule as long as timelines are met, with the exception that the fellow must be available April 12, ½ day for setup and April 13, 8 am – 2 pm.

The Fellow will report to Martha Adsitt, Student Expo coordinator and consult with Roxanne Male-Brune, former Student Expo coordinator, as needed.

If you are interested in this position or would like more information please feel free to contact me at I would like to have someone in place by December 16, 2022.


Registration for the 2023 Ohio Student Expo is now open:

 Ohio University Student Expo 


Register for the mental health first aid training from the National Council of Mental Health Wellbeing 

You can register here: 

REDCap Updates

MyCap is a mobile device application that can be used by participants to complete surveys and tasks associated with REDCap projects. Details on how to activate MyCap for your project, follow the instructions under the “Accessing a project from your mobile device through MyCap” section on the REDCap webpage. 


Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) workshops are available for students, faculty and staff. REDCap is a web-based, secure, and HIPAA-compliant data collection platform and survey tool that is available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University.

Beginning in FY 2023, the Department of Energy Office of Science is adding a new requirement to its solicitation processes

Applicants must now submit a plan for Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research, or PIER Plan, along with their research proposals.

Edge for Scholars Online Grant Writing Workshop 

Content includes key skills, structure, and supports for accountability to write an outstanding grant.  Learn at your own pace with archived video lessons, plus virtual Q&A. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently submit a clear, compelling, and persuasive grant.  The FREE 12-week workshop begins October 17. This workshop is ideal for February NIH submissions, but can also be used for June, October, or beyond, as well as for non-NIH applications.  Click here to register.

2022 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship 

Nominations open through:

Ohio Department of Health’s Community Wellbeing: Social Determinants of Health Dashboard

The dashboard utilizes data from the Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Community Survey at the census tract, and county levels, which is filterable on five (5) domains and 117 metrics that impact health, including economic vitality, neighborhood and physical environment, healthcare access and quality, education access and quality, and social and community environment. A “SDoH index” link is available on the dashboard to view the comprehensive list of metrics. 

Community Wellbeing: Social Determinants of Health dashboard.

Save the Date: 2023 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo

This year's event will be held on April 13th, 2023. Additional details forthcoming closer to the event date. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investing $60 million to strengthen health care workforce and improve access to care in rural communities

The HHS is investing $60 million through the Health Resources and Services Administration to strengthen healthcare workforces in rural communities through a number of initiatives. Read more. 

Learn more about the Racial Wealth Building Curated Strategy List

The Racial Wealth Building Curated Strategy List features evidence-informed strategies to close the racial wealth divide. These solutions account for historical practices that established and maintain the wealth divide– and reduce wealth inequities by increasing income and assets, expanding employment opportunities, removing barriers to quality education, and increasing access to homeownership. Read more.   

The Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion

Establishes and aims to share the innovative and impactful work that organizations, coalitions, or groups in Ohio are in engaged in to advance mental, emotional, and behavioral health prevention and promotion in Ohio. Funding opportunities, newsletter subscription, and how to follow the Center of Excellence on social media can be found here and by visiting the website. Questions can be directed to Jen Morel at

CHPS Leadership meeting presentation by Jenny Chabot

Hello to our HSP Leadership Team. In following up with the announcement that was made during HSP's faculty/staff welcome event in August and during your first meeting of the semester, we are having a special interdisciplinary college event in April of 2023: Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5th. We are featuring a special guest centered around an interdisciplinary event for our college. John Cullen will be sharing his documentary and story with us as a 62-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. This will consist of the following events:

  • Interdisciplinary student groups discussing their profession's role in working with Parkinson's as a diagnosis, facilitated by faculty and staff;  
  • Watching John's documentary, with John, on how Parkinson's has impacted his life and the ways he has intersected with various professions found in HSP;
  • Live demonstrations of class projects centered around Parkinson's disease that are integrated into identified spring courses;
  • Keynote speaker John sharing more about his life and his intersections with professions within our college, and hearing from his partner Pattie Stoffel, sharing her experiences with caregiving and witnessing John's diagnosis from initial diagnosis to where he is today. 

Jenny will be sending out a Qualtrics link where faculty/staff will be able to identify a spring course(s) where they will work on a Parkinson's related project that will be presented on Wednesday, April 3rd in Grover's lab, classroom, and clinical spaces. In the meantime, please talk with your faculty and staff about this spring 2023 event and begin discussions as to which classes would be a perfect opportunity to create a special project. I have attached the press info on the documentary and a description of it is below, along with a link to the documentary's trailer.  Feel free to contact Jenny if you have any questions and/or thoughts about this spring 2023 event.  The documentary, “It’s Just Parkinson’s” is an inspiring and emotional look at one man’s journey to live life to the fullest, while living with a disease that has no cure. John Cullen is a 62-year-old man battling Parkinson’s disease with grit, courage, grace, and a warrior mindset. A lifelong athlete, Parkinson’s has slowly taken Cullen out of many athletic pursuits. Yet after being introduced to powerlifting, and incorporating it into his workouts, the improvement to his mobility has been staggering. IJP is about life, death, brotherhood and the profound impact of mindset in the face of adversity.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Passed by Congress in March 2021, is a historic $1.9 trillion investment in states and communities. Information regarding how ARPA funds are spent in our communities and training opportunities regarding working with children can be found on the Spark Action website.  

VP for Research and Creative Activity Internal Awards Programs

NEW The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity oversees several Internal Award programs to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.  A list of internal awards for FY 2023 can be found here.


OU/Athens COVID Community Threat Level

COVID-19 community level for Athens is "high", Dublin is "low" and Cleveland is medium”. Visit Ohio University Mask Policy for specific recommendations for your campus.  

Welcome to Challenge.Gov: Important! Time-sensitive!

Here, members of the public can participate to help the U.S. government solve problems big and small.  These challanges (some with closing dates as soon as today and this week!)  are outstanding opportunities.  Please follow this link to see where you can contribute;

Click Here

Looking for Information on Federal Current/Pending/Other Support Guidance?

A new webpage is now available under the Resources tab on the ORSP website.  It is entitled Current/Pending/Other Support Guidance.  It lists the information currently available from various federal agencies on the requirements they have established for reporting current, pending and other support.

The Ohio University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has provided a procedure and internal deadline to aid faculty during the proposal preparation and submission process (Proposal Submission Deadlines - B14.03). Proposals that meet the internal deadline will receive priority review.  Contact ORSP with any questions.

In Addition to the Website:

ORSP has established an e-mail distribution list that will be used to provide new and updated information regarding sponsored project requirements and activities, new and updated sponsored program procedures, updates on the transition of LEO to a new system, and serve as a place to connect with questions you may have as you are processing a proposal or costs on an award. For more information, click here.

Ohio University becomes an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

As part of Ohio University’s continued effort to provide professional development opportunities to faculty, Ohio University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an institutional member.

The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent professional development, training, and mentoring community that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. 


Research Collaboration Agreements

Reminder that Ohio University has research collaboration agreements with both Kettering Health and OhioHealth as a framework for joint research projects. To connect with these partners for future research or to streamline current collaborative projects, please email Lee Ann Williams, director of the CTRU and Clinical Partnerships ( or include Lee Ann on correspondence with these partners.

CTRU Recent Changes

The CTRU has recently gone through space changes to allow for greater efficiency to conduct research. Due to these changes, there are important updates related scheduling CTRU space, staff office changes, supply and medication storage, and CTRU utilization. We appreciate your patience as we transition to our new space arrangement. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns by contacting or 740-566-9873.


RHIhub: Rural Health Information Hub

See our weekly bulletin Here

Ohio Rural Health Association 

Announces its 2023 Ohio Rural Health Conference.  Presentation proposals are due by Wednesday, March 15th.  

The Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE)

The document provides an overview as to what different membership roles entail. ADVANCE is particularly concerned in faculty who are interested in engaging in research on health equity issues and feel that participation in ADVANCE (and the potential collaborative and support opportunities it offers) would be beneficial to them. For more information on ADVANCE

46th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference

The Call for Participation AppalachiaFest: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING,, March 16 - 19, 2023, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, is now available at:

Updated RHIhub Topic Guide

Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare
This recently updated topic guide details the importance of transportation as a social determinant of health for rural residents. Highlights models, toolkits, resources, organizations, and funding to help communities and health systems implement and support transportation services in rural areas.

Explore all Tpoic Guides Here

Models and Innovations

ALProHealth uses community-based participatory research to help coalitions of community members increase opportunities and improve spaces for physical activity and access to healthier foods in their rural communities.

See more models and Innovations Here

Cardi-OH Collaborative

NEW Ohio University is a part of the Cardi-OH Collaborative, a statewide initiative of the seven schools of medicine to disseminate best practices related to diabetes and cardiovascular health and improve health outcomes in Ohio’s Medicaid population. We encourage you to review their April Newsletter and sign up to receive information.

Rural Health Network Development Program

See Pivot at:

Or at:

The purpose of the RHND Program is to support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system. The RHND program was created in response to the need for rural providers to address changes taking place in the health care sector in order to better serve their rural communities. Furthermore, integrated health care networks are an important component of health care service delivery and system reform. Many rural providers have historically worked together to address these challenges by creating networks that foster collaboration and coordination, and address structural challenges inherent in rural health care delivery, resulting in reduced burden and costs on the rural health care system. The RHND Program will focus on the following four program domains:

I.) Improve access: by addressing gaps in care, workforce shortages, better workflows and/or improving the quality of health care services

II.) Expand capacity and services: by creating effective systems through the development of knowledge, skills, structures, and leadership models

III.) Enhance outcomes: by improving patient and/or network development outcomes through expanding or strengthening the network’s services, activities or interventions

IV.) Sustainability: by positioning the network to prepare for sustainable health programs through value-based care and population health management.

SAVE THE DATE for the Appalachian Studies Association Conference 2023

SAVE THE DATE for the Appalachian Studies Association Conference 2023: March 16-19, 2023 in Athens. This annual conference attracts over 500 scholars, artists, thought leaders and professionals around everything Appalachia. The conference offers varying breakout sessions, professional meetings, and ancillary activities, including a Health and Partner Expo on March 16, 2023 from 11:30am-2pm in Grover Center. This event is an opportunity to feature services, programming and partnerships in the area to a national audience of conference attendees. Contact Rebecca Robison-Miller for more information. 

NOT-HL-22-010: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among… 1/3
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among
vulnerable population groups
Notice Number:

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) of an area of special interest in supporting analysis of barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated
comorbidities among disproportionally vulnerable and affected population groups of people living with or at risk
for HIV infection.

Center for International Studies 

The Center for International Studies (CIS) has put out a call for applications for a new pilot program offering seed grants for faculty research and creative activity.

OHIO IRB Deferral Update

Please note that a Supplemental Form for IRB Deferral is now required to be submitted with your deferral request in the OHIO LEO system.  Required information to request a deferral includes

  • Non-OU Institution IRB Approval Form/Letter
  • Supplemental Form for IRB Deferral
  • Collaborator Name, Department, Address, Email, Phone, Institution Name, Institution FWA #, IRB Protocol #, and IRB Expiration Date
  • CITI training completion report for human subjects modules

OSGC Student Innovative-Creative-Hands-On Project

Funding ($10,000) for hands-on undergraduate projects conducted under the guidance of a faculty member broadly in alignment with one of four NASA Mission directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

Eligibility: faculty member must be US Citizen; students must be US citizens if receiving OSGC funds; full-time undergraduate and post-Baccalaureate students pursuing certification and licensure in Science, Mathematics, or Early Childhood Education, during the year following the application. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: open: submit Scholarship application package to OSGC and; awards are made by OSGC



Faculty Research Initiation Grant Proposal

Funding ($10,000) for untenured faculty to support new, innovative research to provide pilot data for future grants, which is in alignment with one of four NASA Mission directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

Eligibility: faculty member must be US Citizen. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: open: submit Scholarship application package to OSGC and; awards are made by OSGC



NEW All About Grants Podcast – How to Find Help:

Have questions about funding opportunities, developing an application, or managing a grant award? Unsure to whom you should reach out for help? Check out this NIH All About Grants podcast to get a refresher on the ins and outs of what to do when seeking assistance from NIH extramural staff.

Ohio Health Value Review

The Ohio Health Value Review is a quarterly electronic update from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio designed to highlight opportunities for policymakers and stakeholders to improve health value in Ohio. If you have questions about the newsletter or have suggested tools or resources you would like to see included in future editions, please contact Nick Wiselogel, HPIO’s Vice President of Strategic Communications.

Click here for the update

HHS Announces Availability of $13 Million to Increase Behavioral Health Care Access in Rural Communities

HRSA announced the availability of $13 million in funding to increase access to behavioral health care services and address health inequities in rural America, including through evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.

HRSA-22-122 Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP)

The purpose of the Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP) is to strengthen the public health workforce by supporting organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue careers in public health.

through PHSP, scholarship recipients will gain the knowledge and skills they need to help prevent, prepare, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies, including COVID-19. This program will provide scholarships to individuals receiving training in professional, graduate, and/or certificate programs in public health and employees receiving training in public health.

Applicants will be required to have an existing public health training program as well as public health partnerships in place, along with an existing system to assist scholarship recipients maintain or obtain employment in public health upon completion of their training.

See The Department of Health and Human Services for more details: Click Here

Minority Health Research Training (MHRT) Program

The Minority Health Research Training (MHRT) Program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, and has been in existence at UAB since 1995. The program provides training for 10-14 undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, or pre-doctoral students in Public Health/Biomedical Research at UAB and at world-renowned medical and research institutions in Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Cameroon), Asia (Nepal, Indonesia), Latin America (Peru), and the Caribbean (Jamaica). It provides students with a monthly stipend at the NIH rate for 3 months (usually mid-May to early August) while the students conduct research with MHRT mentors. It also pays airfare, vaccination and visa fees, living allowance and research expenses for students while they are on the field. After students conduct the research, they work with MHRT mentors in publishing the research in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and in presenting their work at a scientific conference paid by MHRT. The website for the program with eligibility criteria and the application form is Mentors will need to submit a copy of their CV, the research protocol and IRB approvals from both the foreign and US ethical review committees. It will be good for you to recruit health disparity students from your institution and ask them to apply to the program as quickly as possible (a flyer is attached). Please let me know if you have questions. I have copied Ms. Sarah Franklin who is the Program Coordinator. I look forward to hearing from you

Traineeship Includes:
Monthly stipend
Living allowance
Travel expenses
Research expenses
Applications for 2022 are open!

Send Inquiries to:
Sarah Franklin

Applicants must be:

  • A US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be from a health disparity population as determined by theNIMHD.
  • An undergraduate, master's, or doctoral student enrolled in a degree program at any accredited US college/university.
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Interested in a research career in a biomedical discipline, academic medicine, or public health
  • Proficient in Spanish if interested in Spanish speaking research sites.
  • Able to spend 12 full weeks on the research project, either overseas or in-country.

Click here for more information

The National Institutes of Health NIH had further information


Early Career Investigator Resources

The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for EarlyCareer Investigators intended to centralize relevant information for investigators and provide easy access to grant opportunities, basic information, and other resources, such as training and capacity building programs. The Early Career Investigator Resources web page includes —    

  • General Resources 
  • Grant Submission Dates and Peer Review Resources 
  • HIV Resources: NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) Resources 
  • NIH Special Programs, Conferences, and Opportunities  
  • Information on the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 
  • Career Path Options 
  • HIV Funding Opportunities 

NIH OAR continues efforts to build human resource and infrastructure capacity to enhance sustainability of HIV research discovery and the implementation of findings by a diverse and multidisciplinary workforce as stated in Goal 4 of the NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research

Click here to explore the new page and share it with relevant networks.


NEW Medicaid Technical Assistance & Policy Program (MedTAPP)

MedTAPP is open to Ohio-based clinician or university faculty researchers and staff who may have interest and experience in applied health policy research and technical assistance (social sciences, economics, statistics, etc.). For more information, please view the news brief and flyer.

Re: Mass recruitment emails to all OHIO faculty, staff or students

Researchers who would like to send mass recruitment emails to OHIO faculty, staff and/or students must do so through the university’s communications and marketing department using their project request form.

When they receive your request and text, they will format the email within Emma and send you a PDF copy that you can submit to the IRB for review. Once you have IRB approval, notify UCM and they will distribute the email. It is recommended to reach out to UCM prior to submitting to the IRB. If your project has already been approved and you need to send a mass email university-wide, you will need to submit an IRB amendment and upload the PDF copy so that compliance can review the email. Currently, compliance has been quickly approving these amendments.

Faculty/Staff Travel Approval Process | UCM Request Form | | Request For Statistical Support | CTRU Utilization Policy

QI22 Quality Innovations in the Continuum of HIV Care

Ohio Department of Health: 

Follow the link(s) below to get additional information.
QI22 Quality Innovations in the Continuum of HIV Care.pdf

OHIO Libraries research tool delivers full-text articles with a single click

With just a single click, the new browser extension LibKey Nomad moves seamlessly between the publisher websites and the University Libraries' online journal subscriptions to deliver one-click article access to important research information.

Statistical Support

Janet Simon will provide Statistical Support for CHSP as part of a new role for her in leading combined statistical support services with CHSP and HCOM.

The link to request statistical support can be found on this page:

Research Restart Updates

New NIH Extramural Nexus Newsletter Now Available

The September NIH Extramural Nexus Newsletter has been released.  This month's edition included important information about "Clarified Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

A digital version of the complete newsletter is available online.

Researcher Resources from Nature

The journal Nature provides valuable resources for researchers at all levels of their career.  Resources include a Careers Toolkit and information on the Business of Science.  Links to these resources and other helpful information also be found on the ORG Faculty and Staff Research Services and Resources webpage.

Statistical Core for Health and Medicine

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Health Science Professions are happy to announce a new partnership. The Statistical Core for Health and Medicine will provide services for students, faculty, and staff of both colleges to expand productivity and collaborative efforts in clinical, translational, and population health practice effective July 1. To request services, please follow the link provided here Request For Statistical Support. For more information, please contact or visit the website.


Searchable AHRQ Database Provides Access to Health Services Research Findings

Researchers looking for the latest research on topics ranging from diagnostic safety to primary care to health information technology can find it in AHRQ’s Research Studies database. Click here to access the database

The Research Computing Advisory Community seeking campus members

More information can be found on the website.

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)

ARPA-H is a proposed new federal health research agency intended to disperse quicker-turn-around, higher-risk research funding in priority areas where research progress has been deemed to be too slow. More information, along with registration for listening sessions, can be found here.


Reproductive Freedom and Bioethics: An Urgent Concern with Dr. Michele Goodwin

Dr. Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series. Reproductive Freedom and Bioethics: An Urgent Concern with Dr. Michele Goodwin. March 27th, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register HERE

OFRN Opportunity Days

You’re invited to the OFRN Opportunity Days free virtual event! The OFRN Opportunity Days are brought to you by Parallax Advanced Research in collaboration with The Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Register here.

Virtual NIH Grants Conference Recording

The composite list of the 2022-2023 NIH Grants Conference and Pre Con Events: Session Recordings and Resources Page is now available from the conference that was held on February 1 & 2, 2023. The NIH Grants Conference website also provides related information, such as agendas, and presenter information. 


Research Colloquia and Seminars Calendar

A calendar of campus-wide colloquia and seminars.


Sciences Café and Café Conversations

Topical discussion hosted by a guest faculty speaker.


Search this fellowship and grant database by academic discipline, academic level, nationality, and more.


National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program

NEW The University of Toledo invites participation in their National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program. The short, part-time, virtual “Research and Development Initiative” program will help participants find development and other support for technology-based projects and research interests. Once the program is completed, faculty, student and community-led teams are eligible to apply for the $50,000 NSF “Teams” program and additional $250k funding opportunities from many grant sources. Contact Norm Rapino for more information.

OHRP Offers Information

OHRP offers a selection of information videos for research volunteers to help them understand how research works and what to consider when deciding whether to participate in a study.

Funding Opportunities


Ohio Space Grant Consortium Education Scholarship

Scholarship funding ($2,000) for undergraduate or graduate students willing to plan and conduct an educational project or activity under the guidance and approval of a campus advisor/mentor incorporating NASA educational materials into a K-12 lesson, series of lessons, or activity highlighting the significant collections of available NASA educational materials.
Eligibility: student must be US Citizen; full-time undergraduate and post-Baccalaureate students pursuing certification and licensure in Science, Mathematics, or Early Childhood Education, during the year following the application. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 1: submit Scholarship application package to; awards are made by Ohio University.

Frontiers Planet Prize

The world’s first international competition dedicated to sustainability science,  awarding three x 1 million CHF each to the top 3 researchers internationally, who are advancing solutions to protect our planet’s ecosystem. National Academies in the countries with significant sustainability research are keen to represent their countries such as the National Academy of Science representing the US, Israel Academy of Science, Spanish Royal Academy of Science, National Academies for the African Continent, and many more. Alongside them, the International Science Council (ISC) will also represent multiple countries, serving as both NNBs and NRBs, and will also establish a global dialogue on planetary boundaries. We already have over 150 globally reputable institutions that have signed up, including Cambridge University, Yale, Dartmouth, University of Toronto, McGill, and many more research institutes. The Jury of 100 leading climate scientists in the world who have been invited by Johan Rockström to judge the applications is almost ready, 98 out of 100 have already accepted the invitation. Participating in this award is simple and straightforward, please complete this short registration form by October 7th, and select an information session led by Gilbert De Gregorio, Head of Partnerships (in copy) where you will be able to learn the next steps and meet other institutions who will be putting their best scientists forward. With your participation, we can deliver on our ambition to help launch a global green renaissance. We need the best to get there. Please contact either myself or Gilbert should you have any questions.  Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman. A prize for breakthroughs in sustainability science that have measurable potential to help humanity remain within the boundaries of our planet’s ecosystem.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Research and administrative supplemental funding available. The VPR’s Office has compiled information regarding current NIH supplements

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF has supplemental funding available. Supplements can be made under an existing NSF award or within a proposal for a new or renewal NSF award. The VPR’s office has complied a  list of NSF supplements that are available.

Welcome to Challenge.Gov: Important: Time sensitive!

Here, members of the public can participate to help the U.S. government solve problems big and small.  These challanges (some with closing dates as soon as today and this week!)  are outstanding opportunities.  Please follow this link to see where you can contribute;

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Air Travel Support Program – open

For FY23:  The University will be using a third-party provider, Wheels Up Aviation. Funds are available to support trips to areas within a 500-mile radius (including Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia). Activities that are allowable under this program include meetings with sponsors or potential collaborators and travel to conferences or to disseminate creative works. A minimum of 5 faculty members/staff must travel. Trip length can be 1 or 2 days (1 night).

Deadline: Open

Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227,



Faculty Research Support Program

Funds publication fees ($600 for journal articles and $1,000 for books), travel to a sponsor to secure research funding ($1,500), emergency equipment repair/replacement ($1,000), and on-campus conferences ($1,000).
Contact:   Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227,


Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program - Direct to Consumer

  • HRSA-23-092
  • Health and Human Services
  • Due Date is 3.28.23
  • $350,000
  • Eligible: Public and State institutions of higher education, State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Non-profits

Rural Tier

This tool helps users search, by site location, the applicable rural tier for a site. The rural tier is used to calculate the “rural rate” for determining the amount of support for eligible telecommunications services to the site location for the RHC Telecom Program. The rural rate tier information from this tool can also be used to identify rural rates through the Rates Database tool.

The Kettering Fund

Solicitation Date:


Next Due:

01/31/2023 (Multiple)*

Eligible Applicants:

Local Government
Non Profits
State Government

Multipart Grant:


Project Period: 1 Year

The purpose of this program is to advance scientific, medical, social, and educational studies and research carried on within the state of Ohio. Funding will be provided to units of government, religious organizations, and nonprofit organizations to support activities that fall under the following categories:

  • The arts, culture, and the humanities
  • Education
  • The environment
  • Health/medical
  • Human services
  • Public/society benefit

Eligibility is limited to projects that serve Ohio.

Applicants submitting successful request summaries will be invited to submit full proposals.

Solicitation Date:


Next Due:


Eligible Applicants:

Academic Institutions
Non Profits
Private Sector
State Government

Multipart Grant:


The purpose of this program is to help expand knowledge, competence, and performance to improve quality of care for patients and support the elimination of health care disparities in underserved patient populations by supporting independent, high-quality evidence-based education with the most up-to-date information on current, new, and emerging therapies. Funding is intended to make a remarkable impact on the lives of patients by helping to further education around current, new, and emerging sciences and standards of care.

Awards and charitable donations made through this program are designed to:

  • Improve quality of care for patients
  • Advance medical practice and performance
  • Increase treatment knowledge and disease awareness
  • Contribute to improving health equity and the elimination of health care disparities in undeserved patient populations
  • Support telemedicine and telehealth education to foster effective patient engagement and care
  • Help bridge the gap between academia and community and rural settings
  • Support independent continuing education for health care providers with the most up-to-date information on current, new, and emerging therapies
  • Meet the needs of patients
  • Support fellowships that allow health care providers to continue their training and increase their capacity in any given field of study
  • Demonstrate the funding agency's commitment to educational resources that is independent from its support of medicines and treatment
  • Therapeutic areas of focus include:
  • Immunology, with requests accepted for rheumatology, dermatology, and gastroenterology projects
  • Oncology, with requests accepted for hematologic malignancy projects
  • Virology, with requests accepted for hepatitis C virus (HCV), HCV/HIV co-infection, and HCV elimination projects
  • Neuroscience, with requests accepted for acute treatment of migraine, adult and pediatric neurogenic detrusor overactivity, bipolar depression, overactive bladder, Parkinson's disease, prevention of episodic and chronic migraine, and spasticity/movement disorders projects
  • Women's health, with requests accepted for intrauterine device contraception, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, pelvic pain, and uterine fibroids projects
  • Aesthetics, with requests accepted for non-invasive body contouring, non-surgical facial aesthetics, and plastics and regenerative medicine projects
  • Eye care, with requests accepted for glaucoma, refractive (presbyopia), and retina (diabetic macular edema) projects
  • Anti-infectives, with requests accepted for community-acquired and health care-associated infections
  • Other specialty areas where significant unmet need still exists, such as cystic fibrosis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency/pancreatitis 
  • The following types of support are available for request through this program:
  • Independent medical education: supporting the development or implementation of clearly defined medical or education programs or activities for health care providers that foster increased understanding/knowledge of scientific, clinical, or health care issues that contribute to the enhancement of patient care
  • Independent patient education: projects designed primarily to advance disease state or treatment education to the patients/consumers and/or care partners
  • Charitable donations: funding for specific nonprofit purposes
  • Independent third-party educational or professional meeting support: operational meeting support of third-party scientific and educational conferences or professional meetings for scientists or other related professionals
  • Independent educational research: projects that assist in data collection and analysis geared toward determining patient or public health care trends
  • Independent screening programs and health fairs: projects to assist patients with self-assessment
  • Fellowships: support for fellowship programs to support educational or research activities of health care providers in training
  • Scholarships: financial assistance for medical students, residents, fellows, and other health care providers in training to attend major educational, scientific, or policymaking meetings of national or regional specialty medical associations

Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the decision requested by date.

Moderna Charitable Foundation

Arnold Ventures


Ohio University Undergraduate Travel Fund

Small awards of up to $500 for travel assistance for undergraduate students presenting their research or creative work at conference or another venue for presentation.

Deadline:  Open

Contact: Carma West, (740) 593-0929,


Ohio University Alden Library offers five suggestions on how to cover open access fees

Including waivers and discounts offered from University Libraries publisher and OhioLINK membership subscription agreements.  Review the open access funding suggestions here.


Search this fellowship and grant database by academic discipline, academic level, nationality, and more.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):

This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) informs the research community that the AHRQ is interested in receiving health services research grant applications to develop models of care that improve access, quality, and outcomes of care related to COVID-19 and post-acute sequalae from COVID-19 (PASC). More information can be found on the announcement.

College of Health Sciences and Professions Article Processing and Open Access Fund

The purpose of the Article Processing and Open Access Fund is to assist CHSP faculty in carrying out their scholarship activities in Open Access Journals. Open Access refers to the free access and distribution of research articles and books.

CHSP faculty engaged in scholarly activities are eligible to apply. Faculty with other sources of funding must expend those funds first. Priority will be given to pre-tenure faculty.

The applicant must prepare a brief (maximum 2-page) summary of the request. The proposal must include:
• A description of the request, including the scope and projected outcomes.
• A budget, including detailed rationale for how the funds will be used.
• Supporting documentation from the publisher, e.g., letter of acceptance, page charge invoice, contract showing the subvention fee, journal impact factor.

Submit your application online:

If you have questions contact: Caroline Kingori,

Multiple funding opportunities available through OHIO's Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity

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. A list of internal awards for FY 2023 can be found here.

Funding for Research and Creative Activity

Updated information for the Research Division Internal awards is available on the Funding Resources website


Graduate Studies Research Updates

Updated 7/18/22

Ohio University Three Minute Thesis® Competition,

Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

Graduate College-Graduate Student Senate Original Work Grant

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

 Contact:, (740)-593-2800.

Graduate College-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.  The maximum award is $750.

Contact:, (740)-593-2800.

Student Travel Registration

Please see the new website for information on student registration for university travel.  It contains links to the form, the policy, and commonly asked questions.