Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

The Connect and Collaborate Grants Program provides more than $1 million in multiple and diverse funding opportunities for students, faculty and staff to catalyze engaged, collaborative teaching and research with the goal of enhanced impact. The grants leverage teams and partnerships addressing challenges or opportunities related to the Discovery Themes areas of Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security, Health and Wellness and/or Humanities and the Arts. 

For more information, please attend an open information session on Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., Hale Hall, room 110B. More details on the information sessions are available here

Compare grants for faculty and staff

Compare grants for faculty, staff and students

The following grant opportunities are available:


The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Block Grants support collaborative projects that recognize and contribute toward the humanities and arts at Ohio State. Funds will support dialogues, public celebrations, and best practices travel in recognition of the 50-year anniversaries of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Apply at the Humanities & the Arts Grants website.


Impact Grants (up to $60,000 each) support collaborative faculty teaching and research activities across a broad spectrum of academic interests focused on addressing compelling 21st century societal challenges and opportunities. Grants will fund diverse interdisciplinary university teams working together with public/private sector partners in mutually beneficial exchanges of knowledge to create impact leading to sustainable, lasting change. Supported by the Office of Research and the Office of Outreach and Engagement. 

Apply at the Impact Grants website.


International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grants support Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, faculty and student research and the development of new education abroad programs – activities that will have a lasting impact on increasing global awareness and understanding. 

Apply at the International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grants website.


OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grants  (up to $25,000 each) support innovative outreach and engagement work with Ohioans; interdisciplinary work that partners Ohio State units and OSU Extension; and initiatives that, once seeded through this funding, will expand Ohio State’s engagement and OSU Extension’s work with the community.

Apply at the OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grants website.


Service-Learning Grants (up to $4,000 each) support the development of new and assessment of existing service-learning courses that will build student civic responsibility, enhance student learning through community engagement, and build the capacity of community partners.

Apply at the Service-Learning Grants website.


Undergraduate and Faculty Community-Based Research Grants (up to $13,000) encourage and support undergraduate and faculty community-based research projects in an innovative three-way collaboration among Ohio State undergraduate students, Ohio State faculty, and community organizations to advance development of community partner capacity while promoting student learning through active engagement in research.

Apply at the Undergraduate and Faculty Community-Based Research Grants website.


Connect and Collaborate Grants Information Sessions

Information Session 2:

Dec. 8
9 - 10 a.m.
Hale Hall, room 110B

Information Sessions can also be viewed via Carmen Connect at https://carmenconnect.osu.edu/connectgrant2.


The Connect and Collaborate Grants Program is supported by:

  • Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of Outreach and Engagement
  • Office of Research
  • Office of Service-Learning
  • Office of Undergraduate Education
  • OSU Extension/College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID)
  • Undergraduate Research Office