The Ohio State University at Lima

Faculty Research Support Opportunities

Internally at OSU, these are two resourceful offices that maintain up-to-date information regarding research implementation and funding opportunities:

Office of Sponsored Programs,

Office of Research,

The Office of Research also keeps an online list of limited-submission opportunities at (Notice you can change the “Primary Interest College” to whatever is more appropriate to your research interests such that you see a narrower list.)


This is a statewide program developed to assist faculty, staff and students from Ohio universities, colleges and community colleges in validating the market potential of technologies and launching start-up companies. The I-Corps@Ohio program incorporates lean launch, customer discovery and business model innovation methodologies to assess technologies and enhance the business acumen and networks of research faculty and students across the state.

I-Corps@Ohio is offered on a competitive basis to teams comprised of research faculty or staff members, student(s) and executive mentor(s). Teams develop market-driven value propositions and scalable business models that attract seed, angel and venture funding to support company formation, market entry, and accelerate the growth of income and jobs in Ohio.

The primary goal of the I-Corps@Ohio program are to advance the translation of fundamental research to innovative products and services that drive scalable business models that serve as the basis for startup companies.

For more information and the full RFP, please visit

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 26, 2015 (and by the fourth Wednesday in August, annually thereafter)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

For more information, visit:

NEH Summer Stipends competition
Internal deadline: August 3, 2015 (past for 2015, but look forward to 2016 in case it is offered again!)
Field: Humanities

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support full-time continuous work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months, and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time.

Regional Campus Faculty Research Grant
College of Arts and Sciences, Support of Faculty Research

Applications are typically reviewed twice per year for funding start dates of January 1 and July 1. Check the website for the up-to-date deadline, typically in November.