Highlighted Funding Opportunities

Spring 2021 Foods for Health Seed Grants

The 2021 Foods for Health Seed Grant RFP is now available. Contact us at ffh@osu.edu with questions.

The Foods for Health Discovery Theme is seeking proposals from the Ohio State research community for our Spring 2021 award cycle. The FFH Discovery Theme is Ohio State's premier initiative for interdisciplinary research that defines the health impacts of food using modern technology and informatic approaches. Our growing community is made up of researchers in diverse disciplines across 12 academic units.

Our Vision: Healthier lives through scientific discovery across food, nutrition, and diet.

Our Mission: To advance multidisciplinary research that defines the relationship between foods, disease prevention, and health promotion.

The FFH Seed Grant Program has three primary goals:

1. Foster new collaborations and encourage exploration into promising, novel areas of research.

2. Enable the generation of data, novel tools, and methods needed for successful applications for extramural funding.

3. Advance the mission and vision of the FFH.

FFH is please to announce three new seed grant mechanisms for the 2021 cycle.

1. Innovate Awards. Up to $50,000 for a two year award that supports new collaborations and new lines of research

2. Strengthen Awards. Up to $20,000 for a one year award that supports the completion of critical studies needed for extramural grant submissions.

3. Facilitate Awards. Up to $5000 for a one year award that supports the submission of a grant application or publication.

The Stregnthen Awards include a special notice in regards to the recently release National Institutes of Health 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for Nutrtion Research

General Timeline

1/11/21 RFP is released

2/5/21 LOIs for INNOVATE and STRENGTHEN awards are due

3/26/21 All final proposals due by 5:00 pm - submit to ffh@osu.edu

5/7/21 Awards announceed (FFH reserves the right to adjust this date as necessary to facilitate the review process)

Click here to download the 2021 FFH Seed Grant RFP