Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research can help match your specific funding needs to available funding opportunities – both internal and external to the university.

NOTE: On July 1, 2012, Ohio State transitioned from the COS Pivot (Community of Science) funding opportunities database to InfoEd SPIN. The recent substantial increase in the subscription price of COS Pivot led us to investigate other alternatives. SPIN was selected because it offers similar functionality in funding searches and alerts at a fraction of the cost of COS. COS Pivot is no longer accessible.

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External Funding Opportunities

InfoED SPIN Opportunities (effective July 1, 2012)

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

Office of Research

Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) – 2015 Call for Proposals

Research funding opportunities within Office of Research Multidisciplinary Centers.