Funding Opportunities

The Ohio State University research community engages in fundamental and applied research to discover new therapies, medical devices, and clinical technologies that improve lives. Often, we start with a great idea that requires preliminary data or needs to move further through the translational research pathway. To achieve this, Chronic Brain Injury (CBI) provides seed funding for cross-college collaborations that push the boundaries of our knowledge and capabilities in brain injury research. CBI also offers equipment cost-share funding, travel awards, and undergraduate summer fellowships (2019).

Pilot Awards

The Chronic Brain Injury (CBI) Pilot Award Program supports the innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration that fosters outstanding basic, clinical, and translational research. Through CBI seed funding, teams of investigators will develop cross-college collaborations and pilot data in pursuit of impactful research projects and programs. All university faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for new projects that address chronic brain injury (traumatic brain injury, related neurotraumas, cognitive impairment, or neurodegenerative disease) with two or more co-PIs representing multiple university colleges.

RFA / Guidelines Application - Letters of Intent due October 15, 2018
  • Ultrastructural characterization of iron in Alzheimer's disease
    Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
    Dana McTigue, Neuroscience
  • Noninvasive brain stimulation for chronic symptoms of acquired brain injury
    Marcia Bockbrader, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    David Kline, Biostatistics
    Liang Guo, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Anti-nitrative neuroprotective activity of γ-tocopherol in ischemic stroke
    Richard Bruno, Human Nutrition
    Cameron Rink, Surgery
  • Chronic post-injury sleep disruption (SD) as a catalyst for neurodegenerative disease
    Olga Kokiko-Cochran, Neuroscience
    John Sheridan, Biosciences (Dentistry)
  • Translation of VWF aptamer into large animal stroke model
    Shahid Nimjee, Neurological Surgery
    Bob Hamlin, Veterinary Biosciences,
    Cameron Rink, Surgery
    Zhong-Lin Lu, Psychology
    Jay Zweier, Internal Medicine
  • Age-related differences in torsional indirect traumatic optic neuropathy
    Matthew Reilly, Biomedical Engineering
    Colleen Cebulla, Ophthalmology & Visual Science
    Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Ophthalmology & Visual Science
    Julie Racine, Ophthalmology (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    Nathan Doble, Optometry
    Stacey Choi, Optometry
  • Cerebrospinal fluid markers of synaptic injury and functional connectivity in Alzheimer's disease
    Rawan Tarawneh, Neurology
    Douglas Scharre, Neurology
    Zhong-Lin Lu, Psychology
  • Investigating compensatory language processes prompted by rhythm video game therapy in chronic aphasia
    Yune Lee, Speech and Hearing Sciences
    Stacy Harnish, Speech and Hearing Sciences
    Lynne Gauthier, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Roger Crawfis, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Small molecule activators of glutamate transporter EAAT2 for Alzheimer's disease
    Glenn Lin, Neuroscience
    John Bruno, Psychology
    Min Zhou, Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms underlying hippocampal cell layer-specific sensitivity to ischemic stroke
    Karl Obrietan, Neuroscience
    Kari Hoyt, Pharmacology

Pre-projects

  • Driving performance after concussion in teens
    Ginger Yang, Pediatrics (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    Keith Yeates, Psychology (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    Richard Rodenberg, Pediatrics (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    James McDonald, Pediatrics (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    Thomas Kerwin, Ohio Supercomputer Center
    Don Stredney, Ohio Supercomputer Center
    Michael Tiso, Sports Medicine
    Jennifer Bogner, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • The effect of KATP channel manipulation on neuroprotection after stroke
    Shahid Nimjee, Neurosurgery
    Keli Hu, Pharmacology
    Cameron Rink, Surgery
    Chanden Sen, Surgery
  • Neurocognitive versus neuromuscular deficits following mild traumatic brain injury
    Asimina Kiourti, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    James Onate, Physical Therapy
    Stephanie Di Stasi, Sports Medicine
    Michael Tiso, Sports Medicine
  • Hojjat Adeli, Alexandra Borstad, John Buford
    Computer aided prediction of sensory correlates of motor recovery following constraint induced movement therapy in chronic stroke
    Civil, Environmental & Geodetic Engineering, Physical Therapy
  • Daniel Gallego-Perez, L. James Lee, Savita Khanna, Cameron Rink
    Pro-angiogenic cell therapies for stroke recovery: Nanoengineering blood vessels through direct reprogramming
    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Surgery
  • Jonathan Godbout, John Sheridan, Daniel Eiferman
    The Elimination of Microglia by a CSF-1R antagonist to prevent or reverse TBI-induced chronic inflammation associated with microglia priming and reactivity
    Neuroscience, Dentistry, Surgery
  • Cameron Rink, Savita Khanna, David McComb
    Characterization of collateral remodeling in the stroke-affected brain
    Surgery, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Zachary Weil, Kari Hoyt
    Mitochondrial dysfunction mediated by insulin resistance in repeated traumatic brain injury
    Neuroscience, Pharmacology

Cost-Sharing Program

The goal of the Chronic Brain Injury cost-sharing award program is to offer opportunities to collaboratively invest in top-quality equipment and resources to support innovative research by interdisciplinary teams of investigators.

RFA / Guidelines Application - Currently Closed

Travel Awards

Chronic Brain Injury awards travel funds for students and faculty to present research at national and international conferences. To apply for a travel award, please complete the application below and return to Hiremath.7@osu.edu.

Application