Faculty and Research Staff Funding Opportunities



Grant Focus


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Seed Grants

This award provides seed money to independent junior faculty members and their equivalent for the initiation of cancer research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.


Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment Grant

Strong emphasis is placed on educational and public service projects rather than pure research. Interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and collaborations with other institutions are especially encouraged.


Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Faculty Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity

To support research by OSU faculty that explores women's lives, gender equity, or gender broadly conceptualized.


Critical Difference for Women - Professional Development Grants

Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration.

March & September

Graduate Teaching Fellows Program

Offers support and opportunities for senior graduate students who are nominated by their college, school, or department to develop new, discipline-specific teaching support activities for other GTAs in their units.


International Affairs Education Abroad Academic Enrichment Seed Grant

Promotes the active research collaborations between Ohio State faculty and partners in the current group of Global Gateway countries including China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, and Brazil (additional Gateway regions specified on website).


Mershon Center for International Security Studies Research Grants

To support projects related to the study of national security in a global context. Projects should address one or more of the Center's three core themes of the use of force and diplomacy, the ideas, identities and decisional process that affect international security, and the institutional processes that manage violent conflict.


Mershon Center for International Security Studies Faculty Grants

Supports projects related to the study of national security in a global context.


Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Learning Community

Year-long opportunity to focus on their teaching as part of a community of peers.


OCIO Learning Technology Grants

Professional Development Grants support the professional development of faculty to incorporate educational technology into their teaching or research and of instructional and information technology staff beyond customary job training.

Varies depending on the grant (some continuous grants available)

Office of International Affairs Grants and Scholarships

Grants will be given for projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region. Proposals addressing global issues are also eligible if these issues are explored in a regional context.


One Ohio State Framework Grants

Projects that engage interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students in curricular, service, and living-learning opportunities that support the Ohio State Framework Plan.


OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) Intramural Research Program

All projects must be clearly cancer focused.


Outreach and Engagement Grants

Fostering engagement scholarship across teaching, research and service, and providing faculty and staff with opportunities to connect with communities through innovative scholarship that addresses compelling challenges.


PHPID Pilot Research Grants

This is an invitation for faculty submission of research proposals to the Targeted Investment in Excellence (TIE) in Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) at The Ohio State University (OSU).