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
IARSLCE abstract submissions due June 18
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites proposals that present research on service-learning and community engagement in a wide range of contexts. We value the interdisciplinary nature of our field and honor the varied methodological and theoretical approaches to SLCE scholarship. Proposals must have a scholarly orientation in order to be accepted for presentation. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed and decisions about the program will be made by members of IARSLCEs Conference and Special Programming Committees.
Due to the virtual nature of the gathering, presentations will be limited to two online-friendly formats: Posters and Video Presentations.Aadditional details will be provided when scholars are notified about the status of their proposals (mid-August). If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit either the final digital poster or a brief, pre-recorded presentation in advance of the gathering (early-mid October).Learn more and apply
Dental H.O.M.E. Coach Brings Care to the Community
For the 19 percent of Ohio children without dental insurance, Ohio State has one program that will make many of them smile. The Ohio State Universitys Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach, a dental office in an RV, travels to various Columbus City Schools throughout the year to provide dental exams, X-rays, diagnoses, cleanings and extractions to the underserved youngsters of Central Ohio free of charge.
Student-Philanthropists Pay It Forward in Marion
tudents are helping to change lives through the Pay It Forward Marion (PIFM) program, which promotes civic engagement in English courses and works with the local community through service and philanthropy. Faculty and students stand beside sign for Marion Shelter Program "Watching students become truly engaged with community organizations and wanting to give back, and observing how invested they become in the process of philanthropy, has been very exciting," said Stuart Lishan, associate professor of English and PIFM's lead investigator. "Students become passionate about writing in large part because, in a program like this, they see that it has consequences."
Sustainable Futures in Linden Village
The idea of the Sustainable Futures for Linden Village initiative is to provide recommendations and generate visions on how to make the area more livable and how to create healthy neighborhoods. But the project leaders knew that in order to make a real impact, they would need significant input from residents.
Faith Mission Outreach Eye Clinic
Life can be scary when you cant get the help you need because of your past. The pain of needing to explain yourself over and over again to different people is often worse than receiving a difficult diagnosis. Until she came to the Faith Mission Outreach Eye Clinic, that was exactly the case for a recent patient. She came to the clinic, which is run by Ohio States College of Optometry, with complaints of severe headaches as well as a recent weight gain and a whooshing sound in her ears. But because the patient was a past drug addict, the three emergency rooms she had visited all thought she was just seeking drugs for her habit.
Engineeering Outreach in Honduras
Engineering students have been travelling to Honduras to visit the Montaa de Luz orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS every spring since 2005. Including this years journey, more than 100 students have taken part in the initiative, which has produced a broad range of projects, including water system improvements and a computer lab for the orphanage.