Faculty and Staff Grants and Funding

Faculty and Staff Grants and Funding

Outreach and Engagement Grant Opportunities

The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides grant funds through a competitive process to university faculty and staff to support program impact assessment, public policy review/development, professional development programs, and professional conference or workshop participation. Grants up to $10,000 are available. The deadline to apply for 2021 grants was April 15.

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Outreach and Engagement Staff Grants

The Office of Outreach and Engagement is offering two new grants for university staff. The Outreach and Engagement Community Programs and Events Grant provides staff the opportunity to create and implement community engaged programs, while the Outreach and Engagement Professional Development Grant provides staff funding to further their career growth and development. Both grants are for a maximum of $500 and applications are due on Sept. 30.

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International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs funds grants and scholarships that are made available to faculty, graduate students, professional students, and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. These opportunities provide funding for interdisciplinary conferences and workshops on international themes, travel, international collaborative research, pre-dissertation research, as well as study abroad programs. International Affairs also administers the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays grants and serves as the campus representative for the Fulbright Scholars program.

All of these grant programs serve to promote international educational opportunities that will have a lasting impact on increasing global awareness and understanding.

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The Office of Service-Learning grants are available to any Ohio State University faculty or staff member who would like to develop or improve a service-learning course. This includes courses offered at regional campuses and undergraduate or graduate level courses. Courses can include either a partnership the course creator develops independently or a partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML).

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Opioid Innovation Fund

The Opioid Innovation Fund (OIF) grants encourage faculty, staff and students, and, if appropriate, their respective public/private sector community partners to submit proposals with the objective of reducing the burden of the opioid crisis in Ohio. We are seeking to fund proposals that will run the gamut from innovative new approaches in technology to implementation of evidence-based strategies in the community.

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Engagement Scholarship Consortium Grants

Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grants Program for Faculty

Conducting scholarship that is mutually beneficial for the university scholar and for the community is a topic of great interest to members of the Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC). The ESC Scholarship committee has been charged with the role of helping to facilitate this outcome for higher education faculty. In response to this need, a small grants program has been developed.

No indirect costs will be associated with this seed award.

The goals of the program are as follows:

  • Increase faculty involvement in engaged scholarship
  • Increase awareness of the wealth of engaged research/creative activities occurring at member universities
  • Enhance the level and amount of engaged research/creative activities that occur at member universities
  • Enhance the ability of ESC member faculty to conduct engaged interdisciplinary research/creative activities within and between member universities

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