OSU Internal Funding


SEEDS: The CFAES Research Competitive Grants Program was created to encourage partnerships with industry and other stakeholders and to increase the competitiveness of OARDC/CFAES scientists in extramural grant programs.  Faculty in CFAES are invited to review the eligibility requirements and competition categories available on the website.

OSU Discovery Themes

The Discovery Themes, as announced by Executive Vice President and Provost Joe Alutto, represent areas that already are strengths at OSU: Health and Wellness, Food Production and Security, and Energy and the Environment. The university will invest $400 million — bringing in 500 new tenured or tenure-track faculty — over the next 10 years and make those areas a primary focus of university-wide teaching, research and engagement. 

OSU Food Innovation Center

Seed Grants support the university-wide priority of food discovery. Our Food Innovation Center brings unique broad-based expertise to the university's discovery themes as every Ohio State college has membership in this center. Seed grant proposal ideas must be innovative, create value, and lead to competitive extramural grants. We seek new team research approaches in food discovery consistent with our mission.

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program, as part of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, and in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP), is requesting preproposals for one- to two-year projects related to Great Lakes coastal community storm hazard resiliency.

Coca-Cola—Critical Difference for Women Faculty Grants

The Program will award four to five research grants for the 2014-15 academic year. Research is to be conducted on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity, and grants may not exceed $4,000 for a 12-month period. Requests for smaller amounts will be highly competitive; in some cases, partial funding for a proposal may be possible.

Mershon Center Research Grant Competition

Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for faculty and students to apply for research grants funds. Applications must be for projects related to the study of national security in a global context. Also of interest are projects that emphasize the role of peace-building and development; strengthen the global gateways in China, India and Brazil; relate to campus area studies centers and institutes; and address the university’s Discovery Themes.