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Candidate selection process
When only one investigator is interested in responding to an RFP, that investigator is automatically named as the Ohio State candidate.
When the number of interested internal candidates exceeds the number of proposals that the university can submit, the Office of Research will manage the selection process.
- If all internal candidates are from the same college, the college’s research officer (CRO) will be responsible candidate selection.
- When more than one college is involved, the Office of Research will form a selection committee of at least three members representing the colleges involved.
- Each applicant must provide a pre-proposal based on sponsor guidelines and a current CV.
- For multidisciplinary opportunities, collaborations among potential applicants are encouraged.
The Office of Research will contact all candidates regarding the decision of the selection committee. The selected candidate(s) sponsor program officer will also be notified.
Award and prize report
The Limited Submission and Prize Report lists funding opportunities and academic prizes noting the online submission process for pre-proposal/nomination materials. Researchers are encouraged to monitor the report because internal submission deadlines are listed in advance of the sponsor deadlines.
Researchers are encouraged to apply for some opportunities considered “distinguished or prominent.” While there is no limit to the number of proposals that can be submitted, Ohio State coordinates all applications from the institution.
Some prizes and awards require a formal nomination. In order to have a nomination considered, the designated contact person must be notified by the intent date.
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The Office of Foundation Relations can help faculty and staff identify potential private foundation funders. Their knowledge of relationships between the university and potential funders may help improve the competitiveness of your applications. For assistance, complete a Research Request form.
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