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, the Center for Brain Injury (CBI) Pilot Award Program provides seed funding for cross-college collaborations that push the boundaries of our knowledge and capabilities in brain injury research. CBI also offers equipment and travel awards.

Pilot Awards

The Chronic Brain Injury pilot award program is to offer opportunities and resources to support innovative and collaborative research that fosters outstanding basic, clinical, and translational research and to encourage interdisciplinary teams of investigators to develop collaborations or new research opportunities.

RFA / Guidelines Application - Letters of Intent due April 13, 2018
  • Gunjan Agarwal, Dana McTigue
    Ultrastructural characterization of iron in Alzheimer's disease
    Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience
  • Marcia Bockbrader, David Kline, Liang Guo
    Noninvasive brain stimulation for chronic symptoms of acquired brain injury
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Biostatistics, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Richard Bruno, Cameron Rink
    Anti-nitrative neuroprotective activity of γ-tocopherol in ischemic stroke
    Human Nutrition, Surgery
  • Olga Kokiko-Cochran, John Sheridan
    Chronic post-injury sleep disruption (SD) as a catalyst for neurodegenerative disease
    Neuroscience, Biosciences (Dentistry)
  • Shahid Nimjee, Bob Hamlin, Cameron Rink, Zhong-Lin Lu, Jay Zweier
    Translation of VWF aptamer into large animal stroke model
    Neurological Surgery, Veterinary Biosciences, Surgery, Psychology, Internal Medicine
  • Matthew Reilly, Colleen Cebulla, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Julie Racine, Nathan Doble, Stacey Choi
    Age-related differences in torsional indirect traumatic optic neuropathy
    Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Optometry
  • Rawan Tarawneh, Douglas Scharre, Zhong-Lin Lu, Michael Knopp
    Cerebrospinal fluid markers of synaptic injury and functional connectivity in Alzheimer's disease
    Neurology, Psychology, Radiology
  • Yune Lee, Stacy Harnish, Lynne Gauthier, Roger Crawfis
    Investigating compensatory language processes prompted by rhythm video game therapy in chronic aphasia
    Speech and Hearing Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Glenn Lin, John Bruno, Min Zhou
    Small molecule activators of glutamate transporter EAAT2 for Alzheimer's disease
    Neuroscience, Psychology
  • Karl Obrietan, Kari Hoyt
    Mechanisms underlying hippocampal cell layer-specific sensitivity to ischemic stroke
    Neuroscience, Pharmacology
  • Ginger Yang, Keith Yeates, Richard Rodenberg, James McDonald, Thomas Kerwin, Don Stredney, Michael Tiso, Jennifer Bogner
    Driving performance after concussion in teens
    Pediatrics, Driving Simulator Lab, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Shahid Nimjee, Keli Hu, Cameron Rink, Chanden Sen
    The effect of KATP channel manipulation on neuroprotection after stroke
    Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Asimina Kiourti, James Onate, Stephanie Di Stasi, Michael Tiso
    Neurocognitive versus neuromuscular deficits following mild traumatic brain injury
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, 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