Priority will be given to proposals that align with one or more of the following focus areas:
- Income Equality
- Nine Dimensions of Wellness
- Arts & Humanities
In order to be considered, proposals must meet the following criteria:
- Must be submitted by a current Ohio State student, faculty member, or staff member
- Must not focus on coal or political advocacy
- Must align with the University’s Strategic Plan
Preference given to projects that engage the campus or broader community to promote internal and external collaboration.
We anticipate funding one or several projects at each of the following levels (with higher funding levels comes an expectation of more interdisciplinary and collaborative work):
- $10,000 - $25,000
- $25,000 - $50,000
- $50,000 - $100,000
Dollars will be awarded on a one-time basis. Consideration may be given for an applicant to re-apply for further funds at the discretion of the committee.
The OSEP Academic Collaborations awards program follows a standardized process. Applicants are invited to submit an application for review. A detailed timeline is provided below:
- November 15
Online portal opens for proposals.
- January 14 (5 p.m.)
Proposal submissions due.
- January 15 - February 28
The Energy Academic Collaboration Council reviews proposals and a short list of award winners is shared with OSEP for review.
- April 1
Awarded proposals announced.