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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: 


Ohio University Research Committee (OURC)/Baker Fund

New For FY24! Competitive awards of up to $15,000 provide seed money for faculty and staff to pursue research and creative activity projects that range in scope from initial stages to those that are near completion.

Note: All proposals will no longer be subject to external review, unless deemed necessary by the Research Division.

Two review cycles in fall and spring.

Deadline:

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, 4:00 pm and Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, 4:00 pm

Workshops:

Virtual, Thurs., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:00 am, Join the Sept 7 meeting and Fri. Sept. 8, 10:00-11:00 am (repeat), Join the Sept 8 meeting 

Virtual, Tues. Nov. 14, 2:00-3:00 pm, Join the Nov 14 meeting and Wed. Nov. 15, 10:00-11:00 am (repeat), Join the Nov 15 meeting

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

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

Contact:

Carma West, westc@ohio.edu


OURC/Baker 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


Ohio University Mock Review Program

Funds are provided to an external expert to provide a review of a pending submission to an external agency.

Deadline:

Open

Guidelines:

Word or PDF ]

Contact:

Marta Gomez, gomezm@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 2023-24, applications will be solicited for (1) Social and Behavioral Sciences and (2) Physical Sciences and Engineering

For FY 2024-25, applications will be solicited for (1) Arts and Humanities and (2) Life and Biomedical Sciences.

View a list of previous recipients.

Deadlines:

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 4:00 pm (nominations); Thursday, June 15, 2023, 4:00 pm (applications)

Guidelines:

[ Word or PDF ]

Contact:

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


Emerging Presidential Research Scholar

Competitive award of $6,000 to recognize faculty excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity. This program is targeted to emerging scholars who are (1) within 3-8 years of being hired into any tenure-track position (OHIO or elsewhere), (2) are no more than two years post receiving tenure, and (3) have made significant contributions to their field through research/creative works and have clear promise for continued, significant productivity in their research/creative activity. Applications must be submitted by the College.

Deadline:

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 4:00 pm

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. 25, 2024, 4:00 pm

Workshops: 

In-person and Virtual, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, 4:30-5:30 pm (repeat session), 209 Grosvenor or Join the Nov 1 meeting
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am 209 Grosvenor or Join the Nov 2 meeting

Guidelines:

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

Example Proposals:

Arts and Humanities      Life and Biomedical Sciences UG     Life and Biomedical Sciences G      Physical Sciences and Engineering     Social and Behavioral Sciences   

Contact:

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


Provost Undergraduate Research Fund

Small awards of up to $1,500 to fund research and creative activity conducted by undergraduates.

Deadline: 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, 4:00 pm

Workshops: 

In-person and Virtual, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, 11:00-12:00 noon, 209 Grosvenor or Join the Sept 7 meeting
In-person and Virtual, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, 4:00-5:00 pm (repeat session), 209 Grosvenor or Join the Sept 11 meeting

View the Sept 8, 2021 workshop here

 

Guidelines: 

[Word or PDF ] 
cover page [PDF]  

Example Proposals:

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

Contact:

Roxanne Male'-Brunemale-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. We anticipate funding 3-4 proposals on a first-come, first serve basis.

Deadline:

Open

Guidelines: 

Word or PDF ] 

Contact: 

Roxanne Male'-Brunemale-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 FY24, funding can be used for registration fees for virtual conferences, performances and exhibits.

Deadline:

Open

Guidelines: 

[Word or PDF ]

Contact:

Carma Westwestc@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'-Brunemale-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. 03, 2023

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. 10, 2023

Guidelines: 

Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals: Proposal 1   Proposal 2

Workshop: 

In-person and Virtual, Wednesday, July 12, 3:00-4:00 pm, 209 Grosvenor or (Join the July 12th meeting (opens in a new window)

 

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. 28, 2023

Guidelines: 

Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals:  Proposal 1   Proposal 2

Workshop: 

In-person and Virtual. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 4:00-5:00 pm; 209 Grosvenor or (Join the Sept 5th meeting (opens in a new window)

 


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: 

In-person and Virtual. Thursday, Dec. 8, 11:00-12:00 noon; (Join the December 8th meeting (opens in a new window) and Friday, Jan. 20, 10:00-11:00 am, (Join the January 20th meeting (opens in a new window) (repeat)

Note: attending these workshops is optional and is not a substitute for meeting with the VP Research and Creative Activity or Dean of University College.

Guidelines: 

Guidelines [PDF], checklist [Word or PDF], or cover page [Word or PDF]. 

Contacts: 

David Nguyen, Dean of University College, nguyend4@ohio.edu for Undergraduate Learning 1804 proposals.


Roxanne Male'-Brunemale-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:

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: 

In-person and Virtual. Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:00-5:00 pm; Join the January 12th meeting (opens in a new window) and Friday, Jan.13, 10:00-11:00 am, Join the January 13th meeting (opens in a new window) (repeat)

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

Guidelines: 

Click for guidelines [ Word or PDF

Contact: 

David Nguyen, Dean of University College, nguyend4@ohio.edu


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).

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 the Research Division for the Ohio Space Grant Consortium


UG STEM Scholarships

Scholarship funding ($3,500) for undergraduate students working with faculty mentor on research in direct 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). Ohio University can make up to 3 awards.

Eligibility:

Student must be US Citizen; full-time junior or senior students, 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 male-bru@ohio.edu; awards are made by Ohio University

Guidelines: 

http://osgc.org/scholarship/


OSGC Fellowship - Revised for 2023!

Fellowship funding ($20,000, split over 2 semesters) for Master's* students working with faculty mentor on research in direct 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: 

Student must be US Citizen; full-time Master's* students, during the year following the application. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Masters students can be incoming masters and existing 1st year students.

Deadline: 

Feb 1: submit Scholarship application package to male-bru@ohio.edu. Proposals are sent to OSGC for selection.

Guidelines:

http://osgc.org/fellowship/


Education Scholarships (UG and Grad)

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 male-bru@ohio.edu; awards are made by Ohio University.

Guidelines:

http://osgc.org/scholarship/


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 male-bru@ohio.edu; awards are made by OSGC

Guidelines:

http://osgc.org/scholarship/


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 male-bru@ohio.edu; awards are made by OSGC

Guidelines:

http://osgc.org/researchgrants/


Sources Managed by Graduate College and Graduate Student Senate


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.

Additional information


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.

Additional information


Sources Managed by Other University Units


Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund

Funding to purchase critical, highly specialized, and/or expensive library resources needed for the research of Arts and Humanities tenure-track faculty during their early years of employment.

Deadline:

Typically mid March, 2023 deadline not announced yet.

Guidelines: 

https://www.ohio.edu/library/services/faculty/research-support/humanities-endowment


1804 Special Library Endowment Fund

Funding to purchase materials outside the scope and limits of regular acquisitions. Funds are applied toward the purchase of specialized collections and individual items of rare or otherwise extraordinary value that support faculty and student research and learning.

Deadline: 

Typically mid-March, 2023 deadline not announced yet.

Guidelines: 

https://www.ohio.edu/library/services/faculty/research-support/1804-endowment


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: 

Guidelines

Contact: 

artsforohio@ohio.edu


Global Travel Fund

The Global Travel Fund (GTF) supports international research, paper presentation and other international scholarly or creative activities of Tenure-track and Instructional faculty that are approved by the applicant's department or school and college. Up to $750 may be requested to support travel-related expenses for an international trip. Only one award can be received over a two-year period.

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

Deadline: 

Six (6) application Cycles annually, corresponding to dates of travel. See Global Travel Fund for specifics.

Deadlines: Cycle I: May 1, Cycle II: July 1, Cycle III: September 1, Cycle IV: November 1, Cycle V: January 10, Cycle VI: March 1

Contact:

Office of Global Affairs, globalaffairs@ohio.edu


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.


Undergraduate Experiential Learning Student Awards

These awards are available to individual students on the Athens and Regional campuses to offset costs associated with participation in experiential learning opportunities.  Students may apply for $100-1,000.

Deadline: 

March 10, 2023 for opportunities taking place summer 2023-Spring 2024.

Workshops:

February 3- March 9, 2023 students should attend information sessions (dates and links updated on the (EL website) and/or schedule individual appointments with Experiential Learning staff to learn more about the application process.


Undergraduate Experiential Learning Stewardship Grant

Faculty and staff can apply for up to $5,000 to support new and expanded experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students on the Athens and Regional campuses. Funds will be available to recipients for 365 days from the date of approval (April 14, 2023). Funding may be spent over a period of up to two years if a specific project calls for an extended timeline and approval is sought and given in advance.

Deadline: 

March 10, 2023

Workshops:

Virtual information session dates and links will be provided on the Experiential Learning funding website.


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 


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