Funding Opportunities

OSU Accelerator Awards×

Funder: Ohio State Technology Commercialization Office

Deadline: September 25 by 10 p.m.

The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State researchers up to $100,000 to advance and further develop promising technologies and bring them closer to market. Concept development, prototyping, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for this award. Ohio State researchers who have disclosed their inventions to the Technology Commercialization Office are eligible for the award. Applications for this round of funding can be accessed through Innovate.

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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.

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Critical Difference Professional Development Grants×

Funder: OSU’s Critical Difference for Women

Deadline: October 1

Professional Development and Women of Color Advancement Grants are available for women faculty and staff continuously employed by Ohio State for at least one year and students (graduate/professional students with a 3.0 GPA and undergraduates with a 2.5 GPA). Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration.

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Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01)×

Funder: NIH

Funding opportunity number: PA-16-119

Deadline for new applications: 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.

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Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (R01)×

Funder: NIH

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-267

Deadline: October 5

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research that will develop and apply computational tools and methods for modeling interactions between infectious agents and their hosts, disease spread, prediction systems and response strategies. The models should be useful to researchers, policymakers, or public health workers who want to better understand and respond to infectious diseases. This research opportunity encourages applications from institutions/organizations that propose to provide the scientific and public health communities better resources, knowledge, and tools to improve their ability to prepare for, identify, detect, control, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense.

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BETHA grant competition×

Funder: Battelle Memorial Institute

Deadline: November 21, 5 p.m.

Ohio State full-time assistant, associate and full professors are invited to submit proposals for the 2018 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment awards. The annual competition, funded by Battelle Memorial Institute, awards three to six projects (from $10,000 to $60,000) that examine the impact of science and technology on individuals and society. Emphasis is placed on educational/public service programs and collaborative projects. 

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DARPA Young Faculty Award×

Funder: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Response date: Dec. 4, 4 p.m. Eastern Time

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office has released DARPA-RA-17-01, Young Faculty Award. The YFA program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense and National Security challenges and needs.

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TDAI Co-Sponsorships×

Funder: TDAI

Annual deadlines: February 1, September 15

The Translational Data Analytics Institute provides support of up to $2,500 annually to assist Ohio State units, faculty, and students with sponsorship of Ohio State-led events (internal). Sponsorship must align with the mission and goals of TDAI in advancing the data analytics community of Ohio State.

Applications are due on Feb. 1 and Sept. 15 each year. Those selected for funding will be notified as soon as the review process has commenced, typically 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline. Requests will be considered for events taking place within one year of application.

Off-cycle requests will be considered. However, the amount of funding available annually is limited, and requests are considered during the dates above. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that applicants plan in advance to submit by the deadlines noted above.

Applicants should review the Sponsorship Guidelines prior to completing a formal application.

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