2020 DC Days Request for Applications Now Available

Nov. 26, 2019
DC Days 2019 Group Photo

The CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education and the Grant Development Support Unit are happy to announce that the 2020 DC Days Request for Applications is now available. This trip allows researchers to become more competitive by providing an opportunity to visit with federal program officers. This enables researchers to determine whether their basic concept is a good fit with the sponsor's mission, to seek advice concerning project design and appropriate funding track, and to better understand the peer review process. This is an excellent opportunity for networking and to increase your grant writing skills. 

Interested individuals should e-mail a single PDF document to schlegel.33@osu.edu containing the following:

  1. Cover Page: Include Name, Faculty Rank, Department, and up to three Federal sponsors and/or specific program officers and/within their programs you would like to meet with.


  1. Abstract: Applicants must provide a comprehensive abstract (1000 words or less) detailing your research program and a synopsis of an anticipated proposal submission.


  1. Curriculum Vitae: CV should include a complete list of publications, contributed and invited talks, and funding history including submitted, funded, and non-funded proposals.

2020 DC Days Request for Applications 

Please contact Pam Schlegel with questions. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 10, 2020.  Successful applicants will be notified mid to late-January 2020.