Awards and Honors

Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Student Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year and Early Career Innovator of the Year awards recognize Ohio State researchers who are working to promote commercialization of university intellectual property, through invention disclosures filed, patents applied for and/or received, technologies licensed or spinoff companies formed.

The Student Innovator of the Year award recognizes student innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development of commercialization of a new technology.

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Distinguished Scholar Awards

The University Distinguished Scholar Award annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or other creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields. Recipients of the award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.

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Selected Awards

The National Academies
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science