2021 Outreach and Engagement Funded Grant Proposals
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Learn More
2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Recipients will be recognized on April 13 at the event OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State.2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Registration is now open for ESC 2021
The 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference will take place online, Sept. 13-15. Registration is now open. This years annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference. Ohio State faculty, staff and students qualify for ESC member pricing.Learn more and register
Nominations sought for Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and Patterson Lecture
Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and the Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.
The Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues.Nominate a speaker
2021 Outreach and Engagement grant recipients announced
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Read more
Amina Allute from the village Mvae in rural Tanzania used to travel miles each day to fetch water with her children. It took hours. Today, she is excited that water is now located close by with a tap right near her home, allowing her to prepare food when it is needed and grow her own vegetable garden for extra income. Mwasauya students carrying buckets of water Mwasauya Secondary school students carrying water from the distribution point constructed at the school compound to the toilets for sanitation and hygiene. This transformation in Aminas life and so many others in her community was made possible by the Water and Development Alliance Entrepreneurship for Resilient Village Water Systems in Tanzania Project (WADA), led by The Ohio State University College of Engineerings Global Water Institute (GWI). As the $2 million-plus project nears completion, the team is hearing back from the people whose lives have been impacted by this transformative project.
Offering sunlight amid the storm
The result of her efforts and others in OSU Extension has led to grant funding for an emergency hotline specifically for the agricultural community and for the recent hiring of OSU Extensions first behavioral health specialist, Bridget Britton. Britton will train Extension employees, rural health care providers, and others in Ohio who work within the agricultural community to know how to direct someone in crisis to help.
Ohio State, University District Organization partner to add full-time social worker to off-campus area
The Ohio State University is working with community partners to bring on a full-time social worker dedicated to helping housing-vulnerable people in the off-campus area. The hiring is one of several university initiatives designed to support the neighborhoods and residents surrounding Ohio States campus.
Community Connectors: Tanya Mathew
As an educator at heart with over two decades of experience with community organizations, in March 2019, Tanya Mathew launched the first Patient & Community Peer Review Academy of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science for the pilot grant program. The original goal was to include trained community members in the peer review process of pilot grant applications. To date, graduates have participated in four pilot review panels. For the upcoming Class of 2021, her vision is to expand the program further with institutional partners, additional roles for community members throughout the research project life cycle and a health equity emphasis.
Engaged Scholars: Michael Neblo
Michael Neblo's work seeks to amplify the voices of people who are usually not heard and heeded in representative democracy. He and his team developed "Deliberative Town Halls" to bring together community members with their elected officials to deliberate about pending policy. So the communities are political jurisdictions - mostly U.S. Congressional districts, but also state and local, and even some international, like Australia. They engage these communities by creating opportunities to identify issues that matter most to them, and then to interact meaningfully with each other and elected officials about those issues.