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Integrative health and wellness pilot grants and research awards

The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness will award three pilot grants and two research awards in Fall 2014. OSU faculty and students at all levels of training are welcome to apply. Project topics must be focused on improving the evidence base regarding integrative health and wellness. Applications are available from Jennifer Long and are due by Sunday (8/31).
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Fulbright Scholars Program

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program is now open for 2015-2016, and the deadline for the competition is Friday (8/1). The core program provides 800 U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to lecture and conduct research abroad each year. Interested Ohio State faculty and professional staff may contact the Office of International Affairs.
— > Contact: Joanna Kukielka-Blaser at

Schoenbaum Family Center Research Opportunities and Incentives

May 1 deadline

Are you interested in conducting research with preschool children (birth to five years), their families and/or early childhood educational staff?

The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) is accepting proposals from those wishing to engage in research at the Schoenbaum Family Center (SFC) at Weinland Park, College of Education and Human Ecology. We welcome faculty, research staff or students at Ohio State or other institutions engaged in research representing an array of disciplines, epistemologies, and methodologies.

Click here for details about the proposal process, conducting active research, accessing the SFC Longitudinal Archival Database, and sample proposals.

The next upcoming deadline for proposals is May 1st.

The SFC Research Incentives Program provides support to investigators conducting research at SFC.  Research incentives, provided through a generous gift of the Crane Family to the CCEC, include the following:

  • 1 annual $10,000 Researcher in Residence Award
  • 2 annual $1000 Graduate Student Research Grants
  • 2 annual $500 Student Poster Merit Awards
  • Student Poster Printing Reimbursement

Submissions for Graduate Student Research Grants and the Researcher in Residence Award are due May 1!

Learn more about these incentives here.

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How to Write a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal

This recorded webinar (120 Minutes) is for junior faculty who want to learn how to write a successful CAREER proposal. Our presenters have nine years of experience helping scores of faculty compete for CAREER grants.

The webinar covers:

  • How to decide when and if it’s the right time to apply for a CAREER grant
  • How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
  • How to structure your proposal
  • How to develop an educational plan
  • Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
  • A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
  • How to interpret reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
  • Questions and Answers
  • Additional materials, including example proposal sections, proposal outlines and helpful resources, are also included.

Access a recording of this webinar

Funding From Federal Grants Varies as a Share of State Budgets

States receive federal grants to help fund programs in areas ranging from education to transportation to health care. Federal grants accounted for an average of 31.6 percent of total state revenue in state fiscal year 2012, but states’ reliance on this revenue source varies widely. At about 45 percent, Mississippi had the largest share of revenue from federal grants, while Alaska had the smallest at 20 percent.

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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.

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Research Development and Grant Writing News (March/April 2014)

Access the March/April 2014 Issue at (OSU login required)

Topics include:

  • Decoding NSF for Funding Success
  • Strategic Planning for Funding Diversity
  • NIH Concepts: Anticipating Future Funding
  • NSF Budget FY2014: Focus Matters Most
  • FY2015 Preliminary Federal Research Budgets
  • Agency Research News, Reports, etc.
  • New Funding Opportunities

Access the Jan. 2014 Issue of “Grant Writing and Research Development News”

Visit (OSU login required) to access the January 2014 issue.

Some of the topics for this month include:

  • Summary: 2014 Global R&D Funding Forecast
  • Funding STEM Workforce Ecosystem
  • NIH Grant Writing for New Investigators
  • STEM Resources for Context/Dissemination
  • Agency Reports, News, and Updates
  • New Funding Opportunities

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants

Faculty Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity are open to all fulltime, regular Ohio State faculty (up to $4,000). Graduate Student Grants for Projects on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity are open to Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations and students in terminal MA or MFA/MBA programs working on creative projects or theses (up to $1,200). Supported by the Coca Cola Foundation and administered by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. Apply by Friday (2/21).
— > Contact: Lynaya Elliott at
— > Applications: (click Coca-Cola Grants link)

Read the Decemeber 2013 Issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

Visit (OSU login required) to access the December 2013 issue.

Topics include:

  • New NSF EHR Programs: EHR Core, IUSE & Real
  • Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
  • Transformed GRF and IGERT Mean New Metrics
  • ARPA-E Funds Applied Not Basic Research
  • STEM Attrition: Paths into and out of STEM
  • Agency Reports, News, and Updates,
  • New Funding Opportunities
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