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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

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
GUIDELINES
[ Word or PDF ] 
CONTACT
Roxanne Male'-Brune,  male-bru@ohio.edu  

Ohio University Research Committee (OURC)/Baker Fund

New For FY23! 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: Proposals requesting $3,000 or less: (1) will not be subject to external review, unless deemed necessary by the Research Division; (2) must follow the guidelines but may use fewer pages; (3) will have a faster review process.

Two review cycles in fall and spring.

DEADLINE
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, 4:00 pm and Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, 4:00 pm
WORKSHOPS

In-person and Virtual, Tues. Aug. 30, 2:00-3:00 pm, Grosvenor 209 or  Click here to join the meeting and Wed. Aug. 31, 10:00-11:00 am (repeat) , Click here to join the meeting

In-person and Virtual, Thurs. Nov. 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Grosvenor 209 or Click here to join the meeting and Fri. Nov. 18, 2:00-3:00 pm (repeat), Click here to join the 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   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/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

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

For FY 2023-24, applications are being solicited for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

View a list of previous recipients.

DEADLINES

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:00 pm (nominations); Thursday, June 16, 2022, 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. 19, 2023, 4:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

In-person and Virtual, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am 209 Grosvenor or Click here to join the meeting  
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm (repeat session), 209 Grosvenor or Click here to join the meeting .

GUIDELINES
 
EXAMPLE
PROPOSALS

[Word or PDF]  
cover page [PDF]
checklist [Word or 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 $1,500 to fund research and creative activity conducted by undergraduates.

DEADLINE

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, 4:00 pm

WORKSHOPS

In-person and Virtual, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am, 209 Grosvenor or Click here to join the meeting
In-person and Virtual, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm (repeat session), 209 Grosvenor or Click here to join the 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. 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 FY23, 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. 04, 2022
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. 11, 2022
GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals: Proposal 1   Proposal 2

WORKSHOP

In-person and Virtual, Wednesday, July 13, 3:00-4:00 pm, 209 Grosvenor or 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. 22, 2022
 
GUIDELINES

[ Word or PDF ] 

Example proposals:  Proposal 1   Proposal 2

WORKSHOP
In-person and Virtual. Thursday, Sept. 1, 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

TBD

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 [Word or PDF], or cover page [Word or PDF]. 
CONTACT

David Nguyen, Dean of University College, nguyend4@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

FY23 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
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

INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY DECEMBER 2022

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

Fellowship funding ($20,000) 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 1st or 2nd year students contemplating continuing as a PhD at Ohio University.

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.

Visit here for 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.

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SOURCES MANAGED BY OTHER UNIVERSITY UNITS


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 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.

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.