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Internal Funding Opportunities

The College has a portfolio of internal funding opportunities. The Research and Innovation Seed Program (SciRIS) awards seed funding for high impact collaborative proposals that build teams, pursue fundamental discoveries, and create societal impact. There are other internal funding opportunities in addition to the SciRIS awards. Deadlines 15 April, 15 July, 15 December.

Innovation (Industry Partnership) Award

The College of Science Industry Partnership Award provides critical resources for projects that take a new direction, utilize a new technology or are in the “proof-of-concept” phase. Undergraduate & graduate students and faculty researchers can participate, with a preference given to graduate students and faculty who are developing new areas of research and/or establishing or augmenting research partnerships with external industrial partners. The Innovation award is made possible by funds from the College of Science Venture Fund.

Checklist for incoming researchers

This checklist is intended to assist incoming faculty in their preparations to initiate research-related activities at OSU. Please review all relevant areas below and contact the related units as appropriate. This checklist is for your reference and does not need to be returned to the Research Office or Environmental Health and Safety.

The Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Program

The SREB Doctoral Scholar Program was established more than 20 years ago to increase the number of underrepresented scholars who earn the Ph.D. and to address the need for a more diverse college faculty. The SREB provides multiple layers of support, including, but not limited to financial assistance and research funding, but also career counseling, job postings and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting.

NASA Minority Serving Institutions Exchange

The MSI Exchange is a tool that supports your search for innovative and diverse academic collaborators by curating STEM offerings and capability statements of MSIs nationwide. The MSI Exchange can inform partnerships for teaming opportunities and competitive federal awards such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.

Faculty Senate Awards

Deadlines range from April - June, but many limit the number of nominations per College, so check the dates of interest for internal deadlines. Note that the OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship has a limited submission. Our internal deadline is one month before The Senate's deadline. Contact us with questions.

Campus-wide cost share request form

College pre-award units across campus have teamed up and created a cost share template and request form.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming conferences, workshops, seminars, events or other funding related dates.

, Webinar
Join the MFAI Team for a webinar to share information and answer questions about the Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (MFAI) program. Anyone interested in learning about the MFAI program is encouraged to attend.
, Virtual
The Colleges of Forestry, Agriculture and Science are teaming up to bring a professional grant writing workshop to the OSU community. “Write Winning Grant Proposals” will be held virtually June 17 and 18th, 2024 from 8:30am to noon followed by an additional virtual half-day, Jun 20, 2024, 8:30 to…
, Zoom
As we prepare to deploy the REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) survey and data management tool for secure personal health/identifying information research at OSU, we will be offering an introductory REDCap workshops in June. Learn how to: build data collection instruments, collect data, view…
, Zoom
SFARI will hold an informational session about the Linking Early Neurodevelopment to Neural Circuit Outcomes request for applications(RFA). Interested applicants can register here.
, Rockville, MD
The workshop will be held in-person at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Some of the key research areas for materials AI include: developing well-curated and diverse datasets, choosing effective representations for materials, inverse materials design, integrating autonomous…

Funding opportunities

You can also view a full, filterable list of funding opportunities for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Simons Foundation
Deadline:
The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. We encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Deadline:
The Foundation funds research projects that reduce the frequency of neoplasms including but not limited to brain, bladder, breast, colon and rectum, endometrium, head and neck, kidney, liver, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin (including melanoma), stomach as well as HPV related cancers and hematologic malignancies.
Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline:
[Letter of Intent] for preliminary research projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research including, but not limited to, cancer biology, genetics, early detection and prevention, treatment, cancer care delivery, and public health sciences. New concepts, novel approaches, and/or projects that extend previous discoveries and have potential to develop into larger projects are encouraged.
National Science Foundation
Deadline:
Letter of Intent due. The NSF Engines program is a placed-based innovation funding initiative, where the emphasis on “regions” expresses NSF’s aim to stimulate innovation-driven economic growth within a particular place or region of service.
National Science Foundation
Deadline:
This program encourages new collaborative efforts within the realm of Digital Twins, aiming at stimulating fundamental research innovation, pushing, and expanding the boundaries of knowledge, and exploring new frontiers in mathematics and computation for Digital Twin development, and its applications.
National Science Foundation
Deadline:
This DCL encourages the submission of research projects aimed at mathematical modeling of the transmission of respiratory pathogens among human hosts, the most likely cause of future pandemics, with a focus on policy options for evolving public health challenges.
National Science Foundation
Deadline:
This program supports interdisciplinary research projects that underpin the mathematical and engineering foundations behind the development and use of digital twins and synthetic data in biomedical and healthcare applications.
National Science Foundation
Deadline:
The objective of the Data Science Corps program is to help build a strong national data science infrastructure and workforce. The program welcomes proposals that seek to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education.
Department of Defense
Deadline:
We wanted to bring to your attention the DOD DEPSCOR Research Collaborations program.  We are a DOD “ESPSCOR” state, which qualifies our faculty to apply for this unique program which pairs faculty who have never been a lead PI on DOD funded research with a DOD-funded “mentor”.  The “mentor” could be at our institution or a different institution.
Amcor Limited
Deadline:
Apply through Halo (easy apply). Amcor is seeking a partner to create a model to automate and optimize the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) container design process, setting new industry standards in the development and manufacturing of custom PET containers.

Rolling opportunities

Faculty funding opportunities with no set deadline. You can also view a full, filterable list of funding opportunities for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Oregon State University Research Office
The UIRF will support grants to public universities and the Oregon Health and Science University to match competitive federal research awards, increasing the competitiveness of Oregon universities for federal research funds, leveraging federal grants that require matching funds, and supporting innovation and research capacity.
Simons Foundation
The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
While this call for proposals is focused on broader and longer-term societal trends and shifts that were evolving prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize the unique circumstances and learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your response. It is at your discretion whether you propose a project related to the pandemic directly or indirectly.
The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation
The Foundation primarily supports basic science, ideally with potential translational applications. The Foundation does not support clinical or drug discovery. Immunology, microbiome, genomics, structural biology, cellular physiology, neuroscience, etc. are some noteworthy examples of current research support.
Business Oregon
Call for proposals for matching funds through the UIRF. The Fund can be used as match for federal proposals that require financial match for projects that will support innovation or commercialization of technology at the universities that has a direct or potential connection to economic development. Projects must require a match of at least $250,000 to access the Fund.
Simons Foundation
Information for anticipated upcoming funding opportunities through the Simons Foundation is posted in this link. Click the title for opportunities and due dates.
Various
The OSU Foundation posts weekly Foundation RFP Funding Opportunities.
Oregon State University Research Office
The Research Office provides internal funding for research seeding, emergencies, time releases, equipment, and student involvement. Solicitation schedules and guidelines vary.
OSU Graduate School
The Graduate School offers consultation and matching funds to support graduate student success initiatives through co-sponsorships.