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Some funding opportunities are available from Ohio State sources. Proposals for these programs are not handled by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Contact the programs' administrators for more information. 

COM Research Investment Funds

The Research Investment Fund programs are funded by the College of Medicine and were established to provide support for biomedical shared resources. There are two programs:    
  • Shared Equipment Program. The objective of the Research Shared Equipment Program is to provide matching funds to support the purchase or upgrade of a single item of specialized equipment or integrated system for shared use between COM/NCH faculty and collaborators conducting competitive basic, translational or clinical research. The equipment must be used as functional core equipment. To promote cost effectiveness, to encourage optimal sharing among individual investigators, research groups and departments, and to foster a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, the equipment should be integrated into a central core facility, whenever possible. Please see the Shared Equipment Guidelines for application instructions.
  • Innovative Technology. The overarching goal of the BSRC is to enable the development and dissemination of novel or innovative methodologies and technologies that expand the use of existing Shared Resource Core facilities. To achieve this goal, three integrated processes are involved: (1) identification of innovative test bed areas where investment would result in enabling a methodological platform that widely serves the interests of investigators resulting in new extramural funding; (2) incentivized plan to jump-start dissemination of the novel methodology through core services such that it may have a broad user base; and (3) cataloging and building a resource inventory of expertise (research networking) that will facilitate incorporation of novel methodologies into research endeavors. The aim is to attract proposals from investigators, co-sponsored by a core director, interested in developing novel methodologies to add innovation to their research projects. Please see the Innovative Technology guidelines for application instructions.
Contact comor@osumc.edu, in Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research with questions. 

Dean's Bridge Funding Program

The OSU College of Medicine has established the Dean's Bridge Funding Program to support independent faculty research. Based on the continued low federal grant pay lines, the program was created to provide short-term bridge funding support to faculty with favorably reviewed, but unfunded, federal research projects to enhance the likelihood that PIs will be successful in securing extramural funding, specifically funding with full indirect costs.
 
Applications for the grant must meet specific criteria established by the college (Bridge Funding Guidelines), including faculty rank and protected time, demonstration of need, productivity of research program, and competitive federal application. Awards will be determined by a designated institutional review panel comprised of clinical and basic science investigators in the OSU College of Medicine who are currently funded and who have grant review experience at a national level. The major criterion will be the realistic expectation of return on investment to the College of Medicine in the form of future research funding. Awards are limited up to $50,000 and intended to primarily support laboratory personnel, supplies and other required expenses.
 
There will be multiple application deadlines per year, with the first occurring on April 28th, the second on August 31st, and the third on December 29thAll applications are due to the COM Office of Research (comor@osumc.edu) by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline day. If the deadline falls during a weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day by no later than 5:00 PM.
 
Questions of eligibility should be addressed with the Vice Dean for Research’s office in the COM prior to submission.
 
Contact Penny Jones comor@osumc.edu, (614) 247-8610, in Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research with questions.
 

Dean's Discovery Grants Program

& Nationwide/COM Cross-Campus-Collaborative Pilot Program

The leadership of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine (COM) is dedicated to the success of independent faculty research programs. To enable development of novel research ideas, the COM offers the Dean's Discovery Grants Program (Discovery and NCH Pilot Guidelines). The goal of this program is to provide sufficient research support to generate pilot data for extramural grant application(s), specifically funding with full indirect costs, within one year of the award. This program will enable successful scientists with a track record of productivity to broaden their research portfolio or generate new resources, striking out in new directions beyond current research, in areas relevant to the science community at the COM and of interest to extramural funding agencies.

 
There will be multiple application deadlines per year, with the first occurring on April 28th, the second on August 31st, and the third on December 29thAll applications are due to the COM Office of Research (comor@osumc.edu) by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline day. If the deadline falls during a weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day by no later than 5:00 PM.

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital & Research Institute/College of Medicine Cross-Campus-Collaborative Pilot Program (NEW!)

A pilot program, supported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Research Institute and the College of Medicine Office of Research to facilitate collaborative pilot projects between faculty.  A new pilot program will begin this year, supported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Research Institute and the College of Medicine Office of Research to facilitate collaborative pilot projects between faculty at the two campuses (see above guidelines with the COM Discovery Grant Program).  These pilots may be new partnerships or already established partnerships between faculty.

Funding for both pilot programs will be limited to one-time support for the project identified in the application. Awards are limited to $25,000 for single investigator projects and $50,000 for larger team projects. Funding is intended to primarily support current laboratory personnel, supplies and other required expenses (e.g., cores).

There will be multiple application deadlines per year, with the first occurring on April 28th, the second on August 31st, and the third on December 29thAll applications are due to the COM Office of Research (comor@osumc.edu) by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline day. If the deadline falls during a weekend, applications will be accepted the next business day by no later than 5:00 PM.

Contact Penny Jones​ comor@osumc.edu, (614) 247-8610, in Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research with questions.
 

 

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