Funding Opportunities

Procuring funding for your research can be just as important as the research itself. The EHE Office of Research has made the process just a little easier for you by curating a number of funding opportunities to help you start or continue your research. 

InfoEd SPIN Funding Opportunities Database

Search the InfoEd Global SPIN funding opportunities database and create your own personalized, email alerts by following the instructions for setting up a GENIUS/SPIN account. More than 10,000 sponsors are covered with 40,000+ opportunities that include grants, fellowships, training, awards and training opportunities. For questions, please contact Jeff Agnoli.


Limited Submissions

The Ohio State University Office of Research maintains a database of limited submission programs. Individuals may still apply for limited submission opportunities after the "Internal Intent Deadline" has passed by emailing Jeff Agnoli with his or her intent to apply. In these instances, the selection process is first come, first served. Access the Limited Submission and Prize Report.


Funding Opportunities and Research News

The EHE Office of Research publishes a bi-weekly newsletter that includes funding opportunities, research news, grant writing tools, and events/training opportunities. If you would like to receive the Funding Opportunities and Research News email newsletter, sign up here. An archive of all past newsletters is available.


College Funding Opportunities

The College of Education and Human Ecology makes it a priority to support the research endeavors of faculty and research staff. Our grants, fellowships, honorariums and more are excellent opportunities to advance your scholarly activities. 

Vist our College Funding Opportunities page for more information.


University Funding Opportunities

In support of the research mission, the University provides a variety of internal grant competitions that are available on an annual basis. These grants provide varying levels of financial support, some of which provide investigators enough resources to initiate a line of research.


State Funding Opportunities

Every year, the Ohio Department of Education competitively awards federal and state grants. Its web page contains basic information on the process of submission (the CCIP) and the basic grant requirements and purposes of each grant. All competitive grants follow a similar award process with some variation due to the funding source and program structure.


Federal Funding Opportunities

The federal government has several grant-making agencies that can help you finance your research. We have conveniently provided the agencies relevant to most faculty and researchers in EHE.

Visit our Federal Funding Opportunities page for more information.



When working with foundation, corporation or nonprofit (e.g., an association) sponsors, please contact Andrea Bowlin, Executive Director, EHE Office of Advancement for guidelines and support in making your application. EHE Office of Research Senior Grants Managers, Neal Kelley or Bing Tian, will also help with these submissions.

The Foundation Center profiles nearly 10,000 grantmakers (features nonprofit/charitable organizations and philanthropic agencies) and provides details on sponsors who grant scholarships, fellowships, grants and a wide range of financial support to individuals. Profiles include detailed application information, giving programs and limitations, and financial data. Access the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online website (you must use your OSU login ID to access this site.)

Visit Philanthropy News Digest to register for a free account and receive updates on news and requests for proposals (RFPs) customized for you by subject and/or geographic location.