Improving children’s kindergarten readiness

A new $3.4 million five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to researchers at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) will examine impacts of specific kindergarten-transition practices on children’s academic and social-behavioral development during preschool, their adjustment to kindergarten and their trajectories from preschool to the end of first grade. Over 1,000 children will be followed …

Research Awards by Sponsor: May 2018

Awards by Sponsor: May 1-31, 2018, and Current Fiscal Year-to-Date SPONSOR NO. OF AWARDS AWARD AMOUNT NO. OF AWARDS YEAR-TO-DATE AWARD AMOUNT YEAR-TO-DATE National Institutes of Health 125 $26,499,597 887 $162,032,736 National Science Foundation 24 $3,315,580 217 $45,747,032 Department of Education 1 $250,000 33 $8,337,938 Department of Defense 19 $4,396,278 233 $32,680,673 Department of Energy 9 $1,317,051 102 $25,157,354 Department …

Defense funding enables procurement of essential R&D tools

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced awards to 175 university researchers at 91 institutions in 36 states, totaling $53 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting edge research for DoD, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. David McComb, professor of materials science and engineering, and director of The Ohio …

U.S. Army funded research aims to save wounded soldiers’ lives

To date, there are no effective treatments for addressing massive blood loss on the battlefield other than blood transfusion, which is logistically not feasible during field casualty care. Andre Palmer, professor and chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has secured a $2.4 million U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command grant to develop a resuscitation therapy to treat life-threatening …

Impact of a federal government shutdown on research

MESSAGE FROM RANDY MOSES, INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH Congress ended the three-day federal government shutdown on Monday, January 22, 2018,  by passing a stopgap bill that keeps federal funds flowing through February 8. However, there remains the possibility that we could face another shutdown. We do not expect that another brief shutdown will have a major impact on …

2018 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program call for nominations

The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program will provide funding to support further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative …

BETHA 2018 Call for Proposals

Full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) are invited to submit proposals to be considered for 2018 Battelle Endowment funding. The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Emphasis is placed on educational and public …