Outreach and Engagement Staff Grants
The Office of Outreach and Engagement is offering two new grant opportunities for university staff. The Outreach and Engagement Community Programs and Events Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to create and implement community engaged programs, while the Outreach and Engagement Professional Development Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to further their career growth and development. Both grants are for a maximum of $500 and applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30.Learn More
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
Engaged Practitioners Network Meeting Oct. 1
The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will be Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
The Engaged Practitioners Network is for those Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. We will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Register and learn more
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
OSU Engages August/September Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages August/September Newsletter, featuring information on the next meetings of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and the Engaged Practitioners Network, plus the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Holly Dabelko-Schoeny and the Community Connector Q&A with Karima Samadi.Read more
Pharmacy successfully transitions to virtual summer camp
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced in-person activities to be cancelled, the College of Pharmacy had to get creative to ensure the success of its long-running summer camp Pills, Potions and Poisons. So Cynthia Canan, camp director and lecturer, and her team got together and made a plan to pull off a virtual camp.
Ohio State partners in new effort to expand teen health programs in Columbus
The Ohio State University is a partner in a $2.5 million federal grant to support and expand adolescent health care services within Columbus City Schools, with a special emphasis on prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded the grant to Nationwide Childrens Hospital.
Central Ohio team succeeds at American Dream competition
A project to help eligible central Ohioans seal their criminal records and improve their lives has been provisionally awarded $500,000 in the 2020 Alliance for the American Dream competition sponsored by Schmidt Futures. Columbus City Council, Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Ohio States Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Smart Columbus and Buckeye Interactive developed the Opportunity Port project. The online portal combines technology and legal expertise to guide eligible people through the application process.
Call For Action On Racial Justice
Ohio State has established the Seed Fund for Racial Justice to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and racial disparities found in all aspects of American society. Grants will be used to seed innovative, untested, and/or exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that will contribute to the elimination of racism and solve its underlying causes and consequences on our campuses, in our community, and across the nation.