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Symposium brings together Ohio State and community partners

Ohio State and the communities that the university serves benefit from partnerships in which know-how and resources are exchanged, said community partners, administrators and faculty members during the Autumn 2023 Engaged Scholarship Symposium.

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Nominations sought for Ohio State Artist Laureate

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2024-25 Ohio State Artist Laureate. The program is designed to help the university achieve one of the main goals of its academic plan: to enhance impact through external engagement. The goal is to bring the arts to underserved communities across the state and to engage with those communities in shared experiences that will, ideally, enrich and inform audience and Laureate alike.

Applications and questions should be addressed to Lisa Florman, Vice Provost for the Arts, at

Nominations are due Feb. 16, 2024.

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Applications open for the annual OSEP awards

In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the university's sustainability goals; align with advancing access, engagement and inclusive excellence goals; or provide research opportunities (in all disciplines) to students who have limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due March 11. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.

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Call for proposals: Programs of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship

To support and promote high-impact engaged scholarship, the Office of Outreach and Engagement has instituted a process to certify programs of excellence in engaged scholarship. The certification process seeks to identify and certify up to 20 projects annually that demonstrate excellence in community-engaged scholarship and meet the criteria of high-impact engaged scholarship. Applications are due Feb. 28.

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OSU Engages February Newsletter

This month's issue has information on a variety of communities of practice, numerous grant and award opportunities, and more!

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