Funding Opportunities

External Funding Opportunities

InfoED SPIN Opportunities

The InfoEd SPIN database contains over 40,000 distinct opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors. SPIN provides both active searching as well as automated, daily opportunity notifications.

Limited Submission Opportunities

The Office of Research maintains a database of limited submission programs. Learn about limited submission programs, notable programs (programs Ohio State researchers should definitely apply for) and nomination programs (prizes and awards).

Federal Opportunities

State of Ohio Funding Opportunities

Ohio’s Third Frontier Program, which began in 2002, committed $1.6 billion for applied research and commercialization projects over a ten-year period. This program has helped Ohio State expand its partnerships with industry to the point where Ohio State now ranks 2nd in the nation in attracting and executing industry-sponsored research. The Third Frontier targeted/industry focus areas for FY2011 are advanced and alternative energy, biomedical, advanced materials, instrument-controls-electronics, and advanced propulsion.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA)
Through an annual grant competition, the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment supports programs that examine the impact of science and technology on people and society. 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 Battelle Endowment funding.

The Battelle Endowment seeks outstanding proposals that influence future leaders to become more knowledgeable about, and engaged with, the relationship between science and technology and broader social and cultural issues. Projects that bring together expertise from two or more disciplines or institutional partners, and those that envision collaborative opportunities for faculty, students and community members are encouraged. Projects that address engineering-related topics or feature collaborations between engineering and the social sciences or arts/humanities are particularly welcomed. Proposals that involve pure research or seek only to acquire or use technology (e.g., to purchase computers or other equipment) rather than explore its impact on broader social issues, are not generally competitive.

The RFP for 2018 BETHA proposals will be posted in mid-August, 2017.


Research funding opportunities within Office of Research Multidisciplinary Centers.