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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.

INTERNAL SOURCES INCLUDE:

Air Travel Support Program - open, travel resumes Sept. 27, 2021

For FY22:  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
GUIDELINES
[ Word or PDF ] 
CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune,  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. Two review cycles in fall and spring.

For FY22:  Faculty/staff with active OURC awards can request a supplement of up to $1500 to fund one undergraduate student to work on the approved project while the award is still active. Contact:  Carma West, westc@ohio.edu

DEADLINE
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, 4:00 pm and Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 4:00 pm
WORKSHOPS

Please note, these workshops will cover both the OURC and Baker Fund programs.

Mon. Aug. 30, 2:00-3:00 pm, Click here to join the meeting and Tues. Aug. 31, 10:00-11:00 am (repeat) , Click here to join the meeting

Can't make it?  See the 2020 Fall workshop presentation.

GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ]  |  cover page [Word]  |  checklist [Word]  

Example proposals:  Arts and Humanities 1   Arts and Humanities 2   Life and Biomedical Sciences 1   Life and Biomedical Sciences 2   Physical Sciences and Engineering 1   Physical Sciences and Engineering 2   Social and Behavioral Sciences 1   Social and Behavioral Sciences 2

NOTE: These are examples only. Applicants must ensure that their proposals are compliant with current guidelines.

CONTACT
Carma West,  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
GUIDELINES
[ Word or PDF ] 
CONTACT
Carma West, 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 can hopefully be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award. Two review cycles in fall and spring.

For FY22:  Faculty/staff with active Baker awards can request a supplement of up to $1500 to fund one undergraduate student to work on the approved project while the award is still active. Contact:  Carma West, westc@ohio.edu

DEADLINES

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, 4:00 pm and Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, 4:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

Please note, these workshops will cover both the OURC and Baker Fund programs

Mon. Aug. 30, 2:00-3:00 pm, Click here to join the meeting and Tues. Aug. 31, 10:00-11:00 am (repeat) , Click here to join the meeting

Can't make it?  See the 2020 Fall workshop presentation.

GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ]  |  cover page [Word]  |  checklist [Word]  

Example proposals:  Arts and Humanities 1   Arts and Humanities 2   Life and Biomedical Sciences 1   Life and Biomedical Sciences 2   Physical Sciences and Engineering 1   Physical Sciences and Engineering 2   Social and Behavioral Sciences 1   Social and Behavioral Sciences 2

NOTE: These are examples only. Applicants must ensure that their proposals are compliant with current guidelines.

CONTACT
Carma West, westc@ohio.edu

Presidential Research Scholars

Competitive awards of $3,000 to recognize faculty excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity. This program is targeted to scholars who have garnered national and international reputations within their respective fields and who demonstrate clear promise for continued, significant productivity in their research/creative activity.

For FY 2021-22, applications are being solicited for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

For FY 2022-23, applications will be solicited for (1) Arts and Humanities and (2) Life and Biomedical Sciences

View a list of previous recipients.

DEADLINES

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 pm (nominations); Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 pm (applications)

 

GUIDELINES
[ Word or PDF ]
CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@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 to support research and travel to attend a professional meeting to present results. One review cycle in spring.

NEW! Requirements for mentor letters have been updated. Dept Chair signature required on cover page.

DEADLINE

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 4:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, 10:00-11:00 am Click here to join the meeting 
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm (repeat session) Click here to join the meeting.

GUIDELINES
 
EXAMPLE
PROPOSALS

[Word or PDF]  
cover page [PDF]
checklist [PDF

Example proposals: Arts and Humanities 1   Arts and Humanities 2   Life and Biomedical Sciences 1   Life and Biomedical Sciences 2   Physical Sciences and Engineering 1   Physical Sciences and Engineering 2   Social and Behavioral Sciences 1   Social and Behavioral Sciences 2

CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu

Provost Undergraduate Research Fund

Small awards of up to $1500 to fund research and creative activity conducted by undergraduates.

DEADLINE

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, 4:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, 10:00-11:00 am Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm (repeat session) Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Click here for recording of Sept. 8 2021 workshop.

GUIDELINES
 
EXAMPLE
PROPOSALS

[Word or PDF ] 
cover page [PDF]  

 

Example proposals: Arts and Humanities1   Arts and Humanities 2    Life and Biomedical Sciences     Physical Sciences and Engineering   Social and Behavioral Sciences  

CONTACT

Roxanne Male'-Brune, 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.

 

SUMMER (MAY-AUG 2021) PRIORITY CALL:  GROUP RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Due to COVID, opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research/creative activity have been reduced.  

As a ONE-TIME only opportunity, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is soliciting proposals from faculty members and staff to support group research/creative projects.  The main objective is to increase the number of undergraduate students who can have these experiences.  Funding cannot be used to support existing programs for planned student participation.  

Applicants can request up to $500/student up to a maximum of $4,000. Funds can be used to support existing programs to specifically allow more undergraduate students to participate or for new programs. (See examples below.)

We anticipate funding 3-4 proposals on a first-come, first serve basis.

DEADLINE

Open

GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ] 

CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu

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 other venue for presentation. For FY22, funding can be used for registration fees for virtual conferences, performances and exhibits.

DEADLINE

Open

GUIDELINES

[Word or PDF ] 

CONTACT
Carma West, westc@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.

CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu

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. 05, 2021
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. 12, 2021
GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals: Proposal 1   Proposal 2

WORKSHOP
Virtual only, Tuesday, July 13, 4:00-5:00 pm Click here to join the meeting

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. 23, 2021 
 
GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals:  Proposal 1   Proposal 2

WORKSHOP
Virtual only. Thursday, Sept. 2, 4:00-5:00 pm; Click here to join the meeting

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.
DEADLINES

Feb 15:  Deadline for preliminary discussion with Dean University college of Vice President for Research & Creative Activity

4:00 pm, Mar. 15: Proposal submission due

WORKSHOPS

Tues. Nov. 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, Click here to join the meeting and Wed., Nov. 10, 11:00 am-12 noon, Click here to join the meeting

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.

GUIDELINES
Click for guidelines [PDF], checklist [PDF], or cover page [PDF]. 
CONTACT

Carey Busch, Interim Dean of University College, buschc@ohio.edu for Undergraduate Learning 1804 proposals.


Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu for Faculty Research and Graduate Studies 1804 proposals.


Konneker Fund

This 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

FY22 cycle TBD.

WORKSHOPS

TBD

Note: attending these workshop is optional and is not a substitute for meeting with the Dean of University College.

GUIDELINES

Click for guidelines [ Word or PDF ] 

CONTACT
Carey Busch, Interim Dean of University College, buschc@ohio.edu 

 


Faculty Research Support Program

Funds publication fees ($600), travel to a sponsor to secure research funding ($1,500), emergency equipment repair/replacement ($1,000), and on-campus conferences ($1,000).

DEADLINE
Open
GUIDELINES
[ Word or PDF
CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@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: Research Incentive Distribution - B07 | Ohio University

CONTACT
ORSP Service Center, (740)597-6777, orsp@ohio.edu

 



SOURCES MANAGED BY GRADUATE COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENT SENATE

Grant for Original Work

Competitive awards to graduate students to conduct original research, scholarship or creative work. Semester deadlines. Maximum award $1,000.

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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 $500.

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SOURCES MANAGED BY OTHER UNIVERSITY UNITS

Presidential Global Engagement Fund

Established by the Office of the President, the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies, and the Research Division, the Presidential Global Engagement Fund (PGE Fund) aims to increase Ohio University’s global engagement to advance academic excellence and innovation in regions of the world and with selected partners of strategic interest to the University.

Visit here for additional information


Arts for Ohio Arts Partnership Projects

Funds to develop and foster programs, projects and events that encourage intensive interdisciplinary practice and partnerships in the arts to reach new audiences and better integrate the arts into the social ans cultural fabric of the university.

DEADLINE
May 30 (projects beginning Aug-Oct.); Sept. 30 (projects beginning Nov - Feb); Nov. 30 (projects beginning Mar - May); Mar 30 (projects beginning the following year).
GUIDELINES
Click for guidelines
CONTACT
artsforohio@ohio.edu

Global Travel Fund

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

For additional information, please visit Global Travel Fund | Ohio University.

 


Sugar Bush Foundation

The Sugar Bush Foundation works with Ohio University and local communities to improve the quality of life in Appalachia Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and by fostering sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development. All projects must (1) involve sustainable development in the areas of environmental and socioeconomic development through education, implementation or practice; (2) involve an Ohio University unit that directly benefits from the project; (3)involve a registered tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) community partner; (4) be for start-up, research and/or program development (no capital projects); (5) be long-term (>12 month) and provide a high potential for self-sustaining in the future; and (6) benefit at least one of Ohio's 32 Appalachian counties.

EXTERNAL SOURCES

Sources managed by ORAU:

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program: Up to $4,000 to support an external speaker, conference or workshop with a focused theme or technology transfer/business plan competition. Criteria include: potential engagement of others, especially students; probability of long-term collaboration between ORAU partner institutions; new or enhanced collaborations (proposed partners have no strong ties); and well-defined outcomes.

Ohio University can submit 1 application per cycle and receive 1 grant per fiscal year. Ohio University is eligible to submit an application Sept. 1, 2019.

Pre-application: submit 1 page to male-bru@ohio.edu 45 days in advance of the external application deadline.

If selected: application is due to ORAU Sept. 1 or March 1.

contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu 


PIVOT

Pivot is a comprehensive database for identifying funding opportunities, finding potential collaborators, and promoting your research and creative activities. https://pivot.proquest.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.

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