Internal Awards, Fellowships & Prizes

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Note: Columbus campus faculty, resources are allocated by division. If in doubt as to which division your department is part of, consult your department chair. Regional campus faculty grant is at the bottom of the page.

University Research Funding Opportunities

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Arts and Humanities

The faculty scholarship support programs outlined below apply to all tenure-track faculty members on all campuses in the departments and schools of the Division of Arts and Humanities. The Division of Arts and Humanities extends thanks to Ohio State's Office of Research for their support of this program.

General Conditions

Associated faculty, lecturers, instructors and others on term assignments, visiting faculty, and emeritus faculty will not ordinarily receive consideration for these awards. Arts and Humanities resources are available to continuing faculty only: faculty who announce their termination to begin employment at another institution, or who are notified of the nonrenewal of their appointments, are ineligible for these funds.

Recipients of awards should acknowledge the aid of Arts and Humanities in any publication, performance, exhibit or engagement project resulting from a granting of funds.

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  • Available on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
  • Assistant professors who have exhausted their start-up funds are eligible to apply.
  • Faculty with individual research accounts must have exhausted those funds before applying for Small Grants. The unit’s fiscal officer will confirm that research funds are exhausted in Docusign. 
  • Faculty who receive scholarship support from their departments must have exhausted those funds before applying for Small Grants, or must direct the remainder of those funds towards the Small Grant project (with a combined budget cap of the amount of the request). The unit’s fiscal officer will confirm that this is the case in Docusign.
  • Retroactive applications (e.g. for completed travel) will not be considered.
  • Grants cannot be used for subscriptions to journals available in University Libraries, the development of teaching materials used in the classroom, administrative expenses, the support of scholars visiting Ohio State, or to purchase a course release from teaching.
  • Any equipment purchased with grant funds remains the property of The Ohio State University and is assigned to the TIU of the funding recipient.
  • All applications require review and endorsement by the department chair or school director.
  • Applications for a second award in a given category may be considered, if funding is available, but require departmental matching funds with the College and the relevant department or school each awarding 50% of the total amount. 
  • Applications will only be accepted using Docusign form links below. No applications will be accepted through email. 

Please submit proposals using the links below. For questions, please contact Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga.

A. Online Conferences, Performances and Exhibitions, and International Travel

  • Grants to cover registration fees for professional conferences or exhibition and performance opportunities taking place in an online format; up to $300 per online conference, performance or exhibition, except in cases of extraordinary circumstances
  • Travel grants up to $2,000 used to defray expenses associated with travel to conferences, research sites, and exhibition and performance sites both domestic and international.

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B. Exhibition, Performance, and Studio Work

  • Expert Reviewers, Adjudicators, and Consultants. Grants up to $2,000, $500 towards each honoraria and up to $1,500 to defray travel costs if incurred: Used to provide honoraria for expert reviewers, adjudicators, and consultants in order to finish projects, performances, and exhibitions. Virtual collaborations involve one or two experts while in person collaborations host one expert and cover travel, accommodations, and meals up to $1,500. The awardees’ home department will be responsible for all logistical arrangements. Open to all tenure-track faculty, however assistant professors within two years of tenure and promotion will receive priority consideration.
  • Grants up to $2,000: Used to defray expenses associated with creation, presentation, and performance of creative work, and the costs related to production of a catalogue in conjunction with an exhibition. 

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C. Manuscript Preparation

  • Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops. Grants up to $2,000, $500 towards each honoraria and up to $1,500 to defray travel costs if incurred: Used to defray expenses associated with funding one or two expert readers in fields where publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. Experts will be asked to provide substantive written comments prior to participating in a workshop which will also include one or two faculty experts from Ohio State. Virtual workshops host one or two experts while in person workshops host one expert and cover travel, accommodations, and meals up to $1,500. The goal of this award is to transform an already strong manuscript into a work ready to be submitted to a press. The awardees’ home department will be responsible for all logistical arrangements. Open to all tenure-track faculty, however assistant professors within two years of tenure and promotion will receive priority consideration.
  • Grants up to $2,000. Used to defray expenses associated with the physical preparation of a manuscript, online materials project, translation, or edition; the purchase of photographs, other images, or illustrations; the cost of permissions; and/or the cost of duplication and postage.
  • The cost of book indexing is typically not allowed under the terms of this program.

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D. Publication Subvention

  • Available to all tenure-track faculty on all Ohio State campuses.
  • Preference given to junior faculty requiring assistance to publish a single-authored monograph.
  • Requires cost sharing: grant of up to $4,000, with the College and the relevant department or school each awarding 50% of the total amount.
  • Available only to offset required subventions at established presses known to the university community.
  • Subventions will not be provided to lower the market price of a manuscript accepted for publication.

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The Course Release Program funds scholarship in the Arts and Humanities, providing instructional replacement for faculty excused from teaching a course to concentrate on scholarly pursuits. All course releases for FY22 will take place in spring semester. Applications are due on September 27, 2021. 

GUIDELINES

The inaugural cycle of the Course Release Program will fund course releases to faculty who have a project that is close to completion (e.g., time to complete an artistic or engagement project; time for final manuscript preparation; time to finish an article or chapter). Priority will be given to faculty who have experienced a setback resulting from the pandemic (brief justification included in application) and to faculty within two years of promotion, with preference first for promotion to professor and second for promotion to associate professor. 

  • Retroactive applications for courses already taught will not be considered.
  • Faculty members can apply for one course release every other academic year.  
  • Faculty should include any supporting documents regarding the status of the project (request for revisions, manuscript under advanced contract, upcoming performance/exhibition/engagement project, etc.)
  • Faculty members who receive course releases in AY22 from special assignment, FPLs, and other grants or fellowship programs are ineligible to apply. Faculty who receive a course release for substantial university service are eligible to apply (e.g. Vice-Chair, DGS, DUS).
  • Faculty awarded a course release will still be expected to perform regular service and advising obligations.
  • A committee of Arts & Humanities faculty will oversee the selection process. 
  • Funding will be provided to units to cover course reductions at a standard lecturer replacement rate.
  • All applications require that the department chair, school director, or regional dean (for regional faculty) submit via Docusign a form that certifies that the applicant does not have other course releases for the reasons mentioned above. The chair, director, or regional dean (for regional faculty) will also provide a brief statement on the likelihood that the project will be completed by May 15, 2022.
  • In the case of multiple applications in a unit, once the application deadline has passed, the department chair, school director, and/or regional will provide a simple ranking of all applications.
  • Applications will only be accepted using Docusign form links below. No applications will be accepted through email. 

For questions, please contact Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga.

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The Larger Grants Program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure track A&H faculty in on all Ohio State campuses who are conducting scholarship in the arts or humanities. In FY22 application deadlines are November 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022, for fall and spring allocations, respectively.

A. New Project Gra​nts

  • Individual faculty grants up to $5,000
  • Collaborative faculty grants up to $10,000
Guidelines

Used to facilitate any aspects of a new scholarly or creative project, including but not restricted to extended scholarship travel (subject to university and other travel restrictions), special language programs, technical training, or other educational opportunities; hiring graduate or undergraduate scholarship assistants; purchasing books, archival materials, special equipment, or necessary materials for scholarship activity.

  • Collaborative grants must include at least two tenure track A&H faculty
  • Assistant professors who have exhausted their start-up funds are eligible to apply.
  • May not be used to fund release time, buy computers, buy equipment already available for loan from the University, support the editorial work of a journal, subsidize conferences hosted by scholarly organizations, or for curriculum development.
  • A committee of Arts & Humanities faculty will oversee the selection process. 
  • Each project is eligible for one award as a "new project." Grants are typically disbursed over an 18-month period beginning with the date of the award. The disbursement timeline may be extended for a further 12 months with the permission of Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga.

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B. Completion Grants

  • Individual faculty grants up to $5,000
  • Collaborative faculty grants up to $10,000
Guidelines

Used to facilitate any aspect of a scholarly or creative project, with the intention of bringing the project to completion.

  • Collaborative grants must include at least two tenure track A&H faculty
  • Assistant professors who have exhausted their start-up funds are eligible to apply.
  • May not be used to fund release time, buy computers, buy equipment already available for loan from the University, support the editorial work of a journal, subsidize conferences hosted by scholarly organizations, or for curriculum development.
  • A committee of Arts & Humanities faculty will oversee the selection process. Each project is eligible for one award as a "completion project.” Grants are typically disbursed over an 18-month period beginning with the date of the award. The disbursement timeline may be extended for a further 12 months with the permission of Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga.

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Extension Request

In the rare instance when an extension request outside the original timeline and project proposal is necessary, please provide the following to Dean of Arts and Humanities Dana Renga:

  • One-page update on the research to date (with a statement for why the project needs to be extended)
  • Remaining funds and how the balance of funds will be used
  • Projected new timeline

The extension request is circulated to the committee for review and comment and the Associate Dean will notify the researcher of the committee's recommendation.

For questions, please contact Dana Renga.

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Arts and Humanities faculty have available to them several resources to support the search for external funding for research and creative activity. These resources include:

  1. Grants Support, Grant Writing and Management, and Finding Funds. For information and advice about professional development planning, and to develop proposals for grants and sponsored programs please contact Shelly Anderson (anderson.707@osu.edu), Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist, College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. General Grants Support. Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry Christopher Jaroniec.
  3. Finding Funding. For general information about an array of grant services available, consult the “Finding Funding” section of the Office of Sponsored Programs website. The manager of that site is Jeff Agnoli, Officer for Funding and Research Development (agnoli.1@osu.edu), who will be able to assist you with a targeted search for available grant opportunities.
  4. Grant Submission. For information about federally supported programs and other sponsored research, including the preparation of grants for submission to external organizations, contact Christine Hamble at the Office of Sponsored Programs (hamble.3@osu.edu). Please ensure that the Office of Sponsored Programs is notified of all pending applications for funding from sponsored programs well before the application deadline.
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Ryan King (king.2065@osu.edu)

NOTE: Currently, none of these funding opportunities are available. Please check back at a later date.

The division reserves funds each year to use in supporting faculty research. SBS currently operates three programs: Small Grants, International Travel Grants, and Special Grants. These are described briefly below. All materials must be submitted electronically to king.2065@osu.edu.

The purpose of all of these grants is to promote research. All applications require a letter to the division indicating the purpose of the request. All applications must be accompanied by a statement from the applicant’s chair or director indicating approval of the request. An important goal for the division is to increase external funding of research activities. Thus, letters of application are most useful when they request funds that will:

  1. supplement external funds, e.g., at the end of a grant;
  2. provide pilot data or preliminary work for preparing a grant application;
  3. allow you to present findings at an international conference where the work is related to funded research; or
  4. fund some item of equipment used in a stream of funded research.

The division will continue to support research that does not show obvious prospect of garnering external funds, although such support cannot be our highest priority.

These programs are limited to faculty on the main Columbus campus. Colleagues from regional campuses can apply to the College of the Arts and Sciences Regional Faculty Grant Program for funds to support their research.

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The Small Grant program allows applicants to request up to $2000 for research-related purposes. There is no limit on how often a faculty member may apply, but these funds are intended to benefit many faculty members, and thus repeated applications by a single faculty member may be discouraged. For this program, a 1/4 match from a departmental account is required. Items that can be purchased with these funds include (but are not limited to) equipment and software clearly related to a stream of research, payment for research participants, hourly support for graduate students or other research personnel, purchase of data sets, etc. Your award letter will indicate that you have up to twelve months to spend your funds. We have stopped approving these grants for amounts less than $1000 in order to reduce administrative costs; researchers with specific needs for smaller amounts can request funds to extend their research agenda so as to bring the sum to at least $1,000 (but no more than $2,000).

To apply for these funds, a description of the research to be performed, proposal to be submitted, or equipment to be purchased must be provided to the Division. In addition, a statement of endorsement from the chair or director that certifies the departmental 1/4 match is required.

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International Travel Grants are intended to provide support for faculty researchers who are presenting findings at an international meeting (except for those meeting on the North American continent). For this program, up to $2000 may be requested from the Division with a required match from the applicant’s department of at least 1/4 of that amount.

To apply for these funds, applicants must supply a letter requesting the funds, some documentation of the paper to be presented (e.g., page from the meeting program listing the presentation, letter of invitation from the session or meeting organizer), and a statement from the department chair or director approving the request and certifying the departmental matching funds.

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The division continues to administer a program of Special Grants to address a variety of research needs that exceed the $2000 Small Grant limit. For this program, a 1/3 match from a departmental account is required. Special Grants may be requested to help fund such things as international travel for the purpose of data collection (as opposed to attending a conference), cost-sharing in submitting a proposal for external funding, purchase of equipment to be shared among a group of researchers, etc. The department and Division must agree that the need is significant enough to justify the level of investment required.

To apply for these funds, a description of the research to be performed, proposal to be submitted, or equipment to be purchased must be provided to the Division. In addition, a statement of endorsement from the chair or director that certifies the departmental 1/3 match is required.