Ohio University offers numerous internal awards for faculty and staff

Ohio University has an investment portfolio of more than $500,000 per year for faculty, staff and student research and creative activity – with more than $100,000 for new faculty alone. See below for a list of the many opportunities for faculty and staff to receive internal funding.

  • Air Travel Support Program
    • Funds are available to support trips to areas within a 1,000-mile radius (including Washington DC, Chicago, New York and Atlanta) on the University’s King Air plane. Activities that are allowable under this program include meetings with sponsors or potential collaborators and travel to conferences or to disseminate creative works.
    • Deadline: Open
  • Ohio University Research Committee (OURC)
    • Competitive awards of up to $8,000 provide seed money for faculty and staff to pursue new research and creative activity projects. Priority is for new faculty and staff, or established faculty pursuing projects that are a clear departure from previous research foci. Two review cycles in fall and spring.
    • Deadlines: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 4 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, 4 p.m.
    • Workshops: Thursday Nov. 03, 2016, 2-3 p.m.; Friday Nov. 04, 2016 (repeat session), 10-11 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
  • Baker Fund Awards Committee
    • Competitive awards of up to $12,000 to faculty and staff support research, scholarship, and creative activity. The Committee seeks to support projects that are near completion and can hopefully be brought to full completion with the assistance of an award. Two review cycles in fall and spring.
    • Deadlines: Thursday Oct. 06, 2016, 4 p.m. and Thursday Feb. 09, 2017, 4 p.m.
    • Workshops: Thursday Nov. 03, 2016, 2-3 p.m.; Friday Nov. 04, 2016, 10-11 a.m.; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided.
  • Presidential Research Scholars
    • Competitive awards of $3,000 to recognize faculty excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity. This program is targeted to mid-career scholars who have garnered national and international reputations within their respective fields.
    • For 2017-18, applications will be solicited for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. For 018-19, applications will be solicited in the areas of Life and Biomedical Sciences and Arts and Humanities.
    • Deadlines: Thurs., April 20, 2017, 4 p.m. (nominations); Thurs., June 15, 2017, 4 p.m. (applications)
  • 1804 Fund
    • The Fund was established by the Ohio University Foundation to support the University’s core mission of maintaining, strengthening and enhancing a learning-centered community. The Fund promotes collaboration among units. The Fund focuses its support through two fund categories: (1) Undergraduate Learning and (2) Faculty Research and Graduate Studies.
    • Deadlines:
      • Wed., February 15, 2017: Deadline for preliminary discussions with the Dean of University College or the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity.
      • Wed., March 15, 2017, 4 p.m.: Proposal deadline
    • Optional Workshops:
      • Tues., Sept. 20, 2016, 4 – 5 p.m.; Wed., Sept 21, 2016, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon (repeat); 301U Alden Library. Please note: this workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.
      • Tues., Jan. 31, 2017, 11 a.m.-12 noon; Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9 – 10 a.m.; 301U Alden Library.
  • Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery
    • This new fund supports innovative, high-impact initiatives designed to advance undergraduate learning and research and graduate education. Applicants may request $50,000 for two years or $100,000 overall. Faculty and staff are eligible to submit proposals; collaborative projects are strongly encouraged.
    • Deadlines:
      • Mon., October 24, 2016: Deadline for preliminary discussions with the Dean of University College.
      • Tues., November 15, 2016, 4 p.m.: Proposal deadline
    • Optional Workshop: Tues., Sept. 20, 2016, 4 – 5 p.m.; Wed., Sept 21, 2016, 11 a.m.-12 noon (repeat); 301U Alden Library. Please note: this workshop will cover both the 1804 Fund and Konneker Fund programs.
  • Faculty Research Support Program
    • Funds publications, subventions, on-campus conferences, emergency equipment repair, travel to meet potential sponsors, or negotiating a research grant or contract (no conference travel.) Awards are limited to $1,500 per year per faculty for travel; $600 per year per faculty for publication charges; all other requests may not exceed $1,000 per year per faculty.
  • International Travel Fund
    • The ITF supports international research, paper presentation and other international scholarly or creative activities of Group I and II faculty that are approved by the applicant’s department or school and college.

For a complete list of programs, click here.

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