Grants & Awards


Important! Under the Internal Revenue Code, the university is required to report taxable income for all financial incentives that a faculty/staff member or his/her S/SSDP receives. Therefore, you will be taxed if you choose to accept a prize (approximately 30%).


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Below are a list of Arts and Sciences offered grants and awards. For a more complete list of University-wide opportunities, check out the Gateway to Learning professional development opportunity list.

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Support for professional enrichment or development opportunities and specialized activities that advance or re-focus the development of skills by assisting with costs such as:

  • Expenses for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, training programs, or meetings
  • Books, software, or materials related to the area of professional development
  • Equipment that broadens or deepens skills or advances an applicant’s professional development or career aspirations
  • Child/elder care expenses necessary for participation in professional development opportunities/activities

Proposals for the following will NOT be considered:

  • Professional development to address skills required by your current position
  • Equipment required by your current position
  • Professional/career activities that have taken place prior to the application deadline

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Staff Professional Grant.


All regular (.50-1.00FTE) staff members in the College Arts and Sciences who have been employed within ASC for at least two years are eligible to apply.  The length of employment is calculated from the employee's date of hire by the College of Arts and Sciences until the application deadline. Eligible staff members can receive the grant once per academic year. In a competition round where there are proposals of equal merit from both repeat and first-time applicants, the selection committee gives priority to first-time applicants.


Funding supports up to 30 grants annually at up to $500 per person.  A minimum of $100 of support from the home unit (department or college) is required to be eligible for an ASC Staff Grant. If the total amount requested from ASC and the unit is less than $200, the unit’s financial commitment would be half the total budget. If the department contribution is paid directly to the staff member, the department is responsible for any corresponding gross-up amount related to their contribution.  Grants are to be used within one year of being awarded.


Applicants will be notified of the SAC committee's decision via email approximately four weeks following the application deadline.

There are three annual deadlines:

  • September 28, 2018 by 4 p.m.
  • February 1, 2019 by 4 p.m.
  • May 31, 2019 by 4 p.m.

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To recognize staff members in the Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and have improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. Special consideration will be given to staff who have enhanced the visibility of the College of Arts and Sciences through interdisciplinary connections and/or community service.


The funding for this program supports up to six awards. Each award recipient will receive a $1,000 one-time cash award and an increase of $500 to his or her base salary.


The nominee must have three or more years of continuous service to a department, division, or center within the College of Arts and Sciences, including areas of direct report to the Office of the Executive Dean. The three years of service must be completed prior to the application deadline. The nominee must hold a regular appointment (50% or more) to a Classified Civil Service or Administrative and Professional position. Previous Outstanding Staff Award recipients are ineligible for nomination.


Friday, March 23, 2018 by 4 p.m.

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The Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award provides a more informal means of recognizing staff in the college on a monthly basis throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans each month. To nominate a colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service, limiting your response to 2,500 characters.

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This award is presented annually to a faculty member, regular staff member or student from within The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university. The award will be granted to an individual, irrespective of gender, rank and status, who has generously and unselfishly served others in an effort to promote equity, fairness, and equal opportunities for all members of the university community.

Nomination Process

The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should provide a clear and detailed description of the nominee's accomplishments related to mentoring and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.


A one-time award of $1,000 will be provided annually by the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award fund.

Nomination Deadline

February 1, 2018

Submission Process

College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, and staff members may submit a nomination by sending an electronic copy of the nomination letter to

For more information, please email


The Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award recognizes an ASC graduate teaching associate (GTA) for excellence in teaching. The entire award process is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council. Only undergraduate students may submit nominations.

Considerations for Award

  • Curriculum Vitaes
  • Student Evaluation (SEI) Scores
  • Interviews with Nominees
  • Class Visits

Previous College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award recipients are not eligible for this award. A one-time award of $500 is provided annually.

For more information, please email