Funding Opportunities

TDA Seed Grants×

Funder: Translational Data Analytics at Ohio State

Letters of intent due: March 21.

Applications due: April 25.

As part of its mission to connect faculty with resources to create data- and analytics-enriched solutions for research and real world problems, TDA invites faculty throughout Ohio State to submit proposals for a TDA seed grant for work conducted in autumn semester 2017 or later.

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Chronic Brain Injury Pilot Awards×

Funder: Chronic Brain Injury focus area within the Discovery Themes initiative

Letter of intent due date: April 1

Application due date: May 1

The Chronic Brain Injury focus area within Discovery Themes is accepting applications from Ohio State faculty for its pilot award program. Up to six awards of $25,000 will support new projects that address chronic brain injury and have two or more co-PIs whose TIUs represent two or more colleges. Applicants must also provide matching funds of at least $25,000.

CBI Pilot Award RFA

CBI Pilot Award Application

FY17 Supplemental Funding to Improve Graduate Student Preparedness×

Funder: NSF

Dear Colleague Letter number: NSF 16-067

A variety of NSF Directorates/Offices are offering supplemental funding opportunities in FY16 and FY17 to improve graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce. NSF will consider support for supplements to existing research awards to enhance professional development opportunities for science and engineering doctoral student as described by each participating Directorate/Office. Interested investigators should contact the cognizant program officers listed on the opportunities.


Deadlines for FY17: 

  • Directorate for Biological Sciences: April 3
  • Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering: April 15
  • Directorate for Education and Human Resources: April 1
  • Directorate for Engineering: TBA
  • Directorate for Geosciences: May 1
  • Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences: TBA
  • Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences: June 1
  • Office of Integrative Activities: May 31
Ohio Sea Grant College Program×

Pre-Proposal deadline: May 11, 5 p.m.

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is requesting pre-proposals for one- or two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio and Lake Erie. The preference is to support a diversity of projects; therefore, proposals should not exceed $60,000 per year, including indirect costs (projects of up to two years in duration are acceptable). Approximately $360,000 is available in each project year (Feb. 1, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019, and Feb. 1, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020). The application and use, as well as the sociological and economic impact of research results, are important considerations for Sea Grant funding. Projects including a social science component are highly encouraged. Finally, collaboration with industry and/or state, regional, and federal agencies is strongly encouraged and rewarded.


Ford Alliance Grants×

Ohio State researchers are invited to submit proposals for funded collaborations involving researchers from the Ford Motor Company. Based on one-page idea descriptions, interested faculty will be connected with counterparts at Ford to develop a full proposal.

Ford’s Topics of Interest for University Collaboration


  1. Eligible OSU PIs with ideas should contact Eddie Pauline in Ohio State’s Corporate Engagement Office. Multiple submissions are welcome, as is participation in more than one project at a time. Note: PI must be a full-time Ohio State professor or researcher (not student or post doc). Involvement of individuals who are not Ohio State employees or students is prohibited without written permission from Ford.
  2. After consulting with Eddie, faculty submits idea(s) at (name.# log-in required).
  3. The Corporate Engagement Office works with Ford to connect faculty with Ford counterparts.
  4. Ohio State and Ford PIs collaboratively develop proposal and obtain Ohio State budget approval from Shane Paul.
  5. Ford PI sends draft to Lori Herman at Ford for feedback.
  6. Ford’s University Relations team makes final decisions regarding proposal approval and funding.


  • Initial ideas one-pagers due May 31
  • Proposals five-pager following Ford template due June 8
  • Proposals refined through August 1
  • Work begins first quarter of CY 2018
Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research×

Funder: NIH

Funding opportunity number: PA-16-119

Deadlines for new applications: June 5, October 5

Applicants develop and/or utilize computational approaches for analyzing large, complex datasets acquired from drug addiction research to accelerate progress toward understanding how the human brain and behavior is altered by chronic drug use and addiction.


TDA Co-Sponsorships×

Funder: TDA@OhioState

Annual deadlines: August 31, January 31

TDA@OhioState has allocated a limited amount of funding annually for internal sponsorship. “Internal sponsorship” means support provided to Ohio State student organizations, departments, colleges, centers, and service units for events that align with TDA’s mission and goals of  advancing the data analytics community of Ohio State.

Events must be transdisciplinary in nature and take place on Ohio State’s campus. Examples of events that might be co-sponsored include conferences and symposia, data workshops for faculty, or data-focused technical challenges for students. Co-sponsorship will not include support for primary research.

Applicants should review the Sponsorship Guidelines prior to completing a formal application. Requests will be considered for events taking place within one year of application. Applications are due biannually on Jan. 31 and Aug. 31 and should be emailed directly to

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Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering×

Funder: NSF

Funding opportunity number: PD 12-8084

Annual deadlines: September – December; vary by Division

The Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) program includes all Divisions within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), as well as the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). The goal of the program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates.


Big Data to Knowledge Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24)×

Funder: NIH

Funding opportunity number: RFA-ES-16-010

Deadline: October 19

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is to provide time-limited, catalytic support for activities necessary to develop or extend/refine data and metadata standards and/or related tools in areas relevant to the NIH basic, translational, and clinical research mission. Projects can support activities at any point in the data standards lifecycle and should build on existing partnerships, infrastructure, and resources whenever possible.


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