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Faculty and student researchers invited to apply for Ohio University funding support

Published: September 10, 2021 Author: Staff reports

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity oversees several internal award programs to support research, scholarship and creative activity, and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to apply for support in the 2021-22 academic year.

Vice President Joseph Shields also invites OHIO’s scholarly community to join the opportunities for discourse provided by talks showcasing work by local and visiting researchers and artists. 

“I encourage the university and greater community to check out the Research Colloquia and Seminars Calendar, which provides a unified list of presentations by our faculty and students as well as by outstanding scholars from other institutions who visit the University in-person or virtually,” Shields said. 

Support for Faculty and Staff

Air Travel Support Program: The air travel program is open for FY22, and travel resumes Sept. 27, 2021. The University is using a third-party provider, Wheels Up Aviation. Funds are available to support trips to areas within a 500-mile radius (including Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, and 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 five faculty members/staff must travel. Trip length can be one or two days (one night). For more information, contact Roxanne Malé-Brune at 740-597-1227 or male-bru@ohio.edu.

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. There are two review cycles in fall and spring. For more information, contact Carma West at 740-593-0929 or westc@ohio.edu.

  • Deadlines: The fall cycle deadline is Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., and the spring cycle deadline is Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. 

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 can be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award. There are two review cycles in fall and spring. For more information, contact West at 740-593-0929 or westc@ohio.edu.

  • Deadlines: The fall cycle deadline is Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m., and the spring cycle deadline is Thursday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. 

Faculty Research Support Program: This 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 and $600 per year per faculty for publication charges; all other requests may not exceed $1,000 per year per faculty. For more information, contact Malé-Brune at 740-597-1227 or male-bru@ohio.edu.

1804 Fund: This fund focuses its support through two fund categories. The Undergraduate Learning–Curricular category funds innovations, programs and activities that enhance the undergraduate educational experience. The Faculty Research and Graduate Studies–Research category funds scholarly activities and innovations in graduate education. 

  • Deadlines: The deadline for preliminary discussions is Feb. 15; and the proposal deadline is March 15, at 4 p.m.
  • Workshops: A workshop is repeated at two times: Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. Find the Teams link at www.ohio.edu/research/funding.

For Undergraduate Learning–Curricular 1804 proposals, contact: Carey Busch, interim dean of University College, at buschc@ohio.edu. For Faculty Research and Graduate Studies 1804 proposals, contact Malé-Brune at male-bru@ohio.edu

Support for Students

Student Enhancement Awards: These competitive awards support undergraduate, graduate, and medical student research, scholarship, and creative activities. Awards of up to $6,000 can support research and travel to attend a professional meeting to present results. There is one review cycle in spring. For more information, contact Malé-Brune at 740-597-1227 or male-bru@ohio.edu.

  • Deadline: The deadline is Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. 
  • Workshops: A workshop is repeated at two times: Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, Nov. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. Find the Teams link at www.ohio.edu/research/funding.

Provost Undergraduate Research Fund: Small awards of up to $1,500 fund research and creative activity conducted by undergraduate students. For more information, contact Malé-Brune at 740-597-1227 or male-bru@ohio.edu.

  • Deadline: The deadline is Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. 

Ohio University Undergraduate Travel Fund: Small awards of up to $500 provide travel assistance for undergraduate students presenting their research or creative work at conferences or other venues for presentation. This program has an open deadline. For more information, contact West at 740-593-0929 or westc@ohio.edu.

Graduate Student Senate Grant for Original Work: These competitive awards help graduate students to conduct original research, scholarship or creative work. There are deadlines each semester, and the maximum award is $750. 

Graduate Student Senate Travel Program: This program supports travel to present original work, as well as travel for professional development workshops and seminars. Proposals are selected by lottery, with a deadline each semester. The maximum award is $500. For more information, email gssgrantreview@ohio.edu or call 740-593-2800.