Connect & Collaborate Grants

The Connect and Collaborate Grants Program incentivizes faculty, staff, students and their respective public/private sector community partners to submit pre-proposals which have the potential to catalyze engaged, collaborative teaching, research, and service activities benefiting the community with impactful, sustainable programs while advancing the scholarly goals of the university.

This program is designed to bring together multiple, available resources and leverage existing partnerships to develop programs/initiatives that achieve measurable, positive impacts in communities.

Connect & Collaborate Grants

Discovery Themes

The Discovery Themes initiative is investing $500 million over 10 years in the people and resources needed to continuously accelerate discovery at Ohio State and strengthen its position as a national flagship public research university. With a cross-cutting emphasis on data science, the initiative addresses complex problems in four themes: health and wellness; food and food security; energy and environment; and humanities and the arts. The Discovery Themes leverage the university’s remarkable breadth and expertise through an interdisciplinary culture that allows us to translate knowledge into solutions that serve humanity.

Brain Injury

Building on Ohio State’s worldwide reputation in spinal cord injury repair and research, the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury focus area catalyzes exciting advances in our understanding of brain injury and repair.

Brain Injury

Foods for Health

The Personalized Food and Nutritional Metabolomics initiative works to create a healthier future for individuals and populations through the collaborative application of scientific approaches integrating foods and nutrition, metabolomics, and health.

Foods for Health

Humanities and the Arts

The Humanities and the Arts program is focused on building intellectual community and collaboration among faculty, and increasing Ohio State's student engagement and national recognition in the humanities and the arts.

Humanities and the Arts

Infectious Diseases

This effort assembles expert faculty in antibiotic discovery and optimization; treatment and prevention of emerging viruses; immunity to pathogens and other microbial communities; pathogen emergence; and social networks and health policy.

Infectious Diseases

Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation

A focus on food security defines InFACT, which works to secure resilient and sustainable food systems to assure the health and well-being of a growing world population in the face of unprecedented environmental change and constraints.

InFACT

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

M&MS centers on an academically driven discovery-to-deployment paradigm to enable innovation in energy harvesting and storage, building and transportation materials technologies, and low-cost information processing materials.

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Sustainable & Resilient Economy

The SRE focus area aims to enhance the efficiency of material and energy inputs, reduce adverse environmental and social impacts, and protect critical ecosystem functions and services.

Sustainable and Resilient Economy

Translational Data Analytics

TDA and its associate institute are creating data analytics solutions that are integrated, accessible, and co-developed with partners, and educating a data analytics workforce that is fully prepared to make a difference.

Translational Data Analytics

General Education Review

The Ohio State University is committed to educating students broadly for life as well as their careers. This commitment is realized through Ohio State’s General Education (GE), a foundational element of the undergraduate educational experience at the university.

Feature: Redefining General Education at Ohio State General Education Review Committee