BETHA 2020 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 2020 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 service projects rather than pure research. Interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and collaborations with other institutions are especially encouraged. Projects that address engineering-related topics or feature collaborations between engineering and the social sciences or arts/humanities are particularly welcomed. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Awards will be made in the spring of 2020 for projects to begin the following autumn semester. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5 p.m.



New this year, we are pleased to offer a workshop for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. This 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
3-4:30 p.m.
Third Floor, Research Common
18th Avenue Library


Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document below. If you have additional questions not addressed in the FAQ, contact Cheryl Cahlander,, or call (614) 247-4764.

BETHA 2020 Call for Proposals

BETHA Submission Instructions

BETHA Frequently Asked Questions

BETHA Past Funded Projects

Proposal Documents – Fillable PDF
(Note: You must download/save the documents before they can be used as a fillable PDF)

BETHA Proposal Checklist

BETHA Proposal Cover Page

BETHA Budget Summary Form