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
Community engaged land reuse study published in international edited volume
A study led by InFACT faculty affiliates MJ Van Maasakkers and Nancy Bowen-Ellzey, and partially funded by InFACT through an Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement Connect and Collaborate grant, has been published in the edited volume Civic Engagement, Community-Based Initiatives and Governance Capacity, An International Perspective (Routledge 2020). The chapter, Community-Based Initiatives in the Rust Belt: Collaborative Land Use Governance in a Shrinking City, chronicles the experience of rehabilitating a vacant lot in Lima, Ohio, through community partnerships.
OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State
Join us for a dialogue with engaged scholars as we honor our 2021 University Outreach and Engagement award recipients. The engaged scholars dialogue will feature Ramona Denby-Brinson, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, College of Social Work; Darryl Hood, associate professor, College of Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences; and Elisabeth Root, professor, College of Arts and Sciences/Geography and College of Public Health/Epidemiology.
Ohio Governors Expedited Pardon Project leads to nine pardons in first year
One year in, and despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Governors Expedited Pardon Project (OGEPP) has helped nine deserving clients receive a pardon in less than half the time of the traditional pardon process.
Engaged Scholars: Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan
The community-engaged scholarship of Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan explores novel strategies, interventions and partnerships to address health disparities among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. As health equity, when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health possible, is their goal, it is absolutely critical to center the voices and lived experiences of the community, through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, in addressing barriers to their health and wellness. They are honored to do that through research, clinical care and advocacy, and to share the importance of community engagement with the next generation of leaders through teaching and mentoring.
Racial justice community engagement workshops
As part of the Office of Outreach and Engagement's commitment to racial justice, the office has prioritized providing trainings and resources to colleges, departments and units that engage our communities. Assistant Vice Provost Nicole Nieto facilitated 12 workshops during autumn semester on topics such as racial justice, social identity and dialogue. Outreach and Engagement is particularly interested in empowering Ohio State's faculty, staff and students to engage with diverse communities in meaningful ways.