Funding Opportunities

The College of Nursing’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement provides funding to support faculty, staff, students and student organizations who seek to meaningfully engage with Ohio State’s surrounding communities through special projects or events based in the community. Expand the accordions below to learn about the requirements and application process for these opportunities.

Students and Student Organizations Grants Program

The College of Nursing’s (CON) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) provides funding to support CON students and student organizations who seek to meaningfully engage with Ohio State’s surrounding communities through special projects or events based in the community. Students/student organizations may receive up to $350 per year academic year. Up to five awards will be granted in FY 2022- 2023.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a CON student in academically good standing. CON Student Organizations are also eligible to apply.

Funding Cycle

Applications will be solicited and reviewed during two funding cycles: fall (Nov 1 deadline) and spring (Feb 1 deadline).

Criteria

Projects or events will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Addresses a specific need of the community, particularly around the issue of health equity.
  2. Promotes the health and well-being of the community.
  3. Supports positive relationship building with the community.
  4. Provides a tangible benefit to the community (e.g., services such as prevention screenings)
  5. Expenses are reasonable and justified.

Note: All projects are required to have at least one community partner

Budget
  1. Requests for up to $350 per award will be considered
  2. Funds may be used for items such as:
    • Project/event supplies and materials (e.g., promotional fliers, ‘merch’)
    • Participant incentives (e.g., food or gift cards)
    • Participation barrier reduction strategies (e.g., transportation, childcare)
  3. Funds may NOT be used to support academic related student projects or research
Application Process
  • Submit application* by the fall (Nov 1) or spring (Feb 1) deadline.
  • All requests for must be submitted via the following link: OCOE Student Application
  • Be prepared to answer the following questions:
    • Name of project/event
    • Description of project/event
    • Date and location of project/event
    • Community partner(s)
    • Social determinants being addressed (Social Determinants of Health)
      • Education Access and Quality,
      • Health Care Access & Quality
      • Economic stability
      • Neighborhood and Built Environment
      • Social and Community Context
    • Funding amount requested
    • Budget justification

*Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit applications 2-3 weeks prior to the project/event to allow adequate time for purchasing supplies/materials.

Review
  • Each applicant will receive an email confirmation upon submission.
  • Applications will be reviewed COE staff.
Awardee Responsibilities

All awardees must:

  • Complete a brief post project/event evaluation 1-2 weeks after the project/event occurs (e.g., population(s) served, number of community members who participated, lessons learned, dollars spent)
  • Develop an infographic highlighting results from the project/event, including a short summary of the project/event, along with relevant data). See example below, and free templates on Piktochart and Canva.
    example of infographic
Notification of Award

Applicants will be notified of the funding decision within one week of submitting their application.

Submit your application

Faculty and Staff: Community Projects and Events Grant Program

The College of Nursing (CON), Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) provides funding to support CON faculty and staff who seek to meaningfully engage with Ohio State’s surrounding communities through special projects or events based in the community. Faculty/staff may receive up to $800 per year academic year. Up to ten awards will be granted in FY 2022-2023.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a CON faculty or staff member.

Funding Cycle

Applications will be solicited and reviewed during two funding cycles: fall (Nov 1 deadline) and spring (Feb 1 deadline).

Criteria

Projects or events will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Addresses a specific need of the community, particularly around the issue of health equity.
  2. Promotes the health and well-being of the community.
  3. Supports positive relationship building with the community.
  4. Provides a tangible benefit to the community (e.g., services such as prevention screenings)
  5. Expenses are reasonable and justified.

Note: All projects are required to have at least one community partner

Budget
  1. Requests for up to $800 per award will be considered
  2. Funds may be used for items such as:
    • Project/event supplies and materials (e.g., promotional fliers, ‘merch’)
    • Participant incentives (e.g., food or gift cards)
    • Participation barrier reduction strategies (e.g., transportation, childcare)
  3. Funds may NOT be used to support academic related student projects or research
Application Process
  • Submit application* by the fall (Nov 1) or spring (Feb 1) deadline.
  • All requests for must be submitted via the following link: OCOE Faculty/Staff Application
  • Be prepared to answer the following questions:
    • Name of project/event
    • Description of project/event
    • Date and location of project/event
    • Community partner(s)
    • Social determinants being addressed (Social Determinants of Health)
      • Education Access and Quality,
      • Health Care Access & Quality
      • Economic stability
      • Neighborhood and Built Environment
      • Social and Community Context
    • Funding amount requested
    • Budget justification

*Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit applications 2-3 weeks prior to the project/event to allow adequate time for purchasing supplies/materials.

Review
  • Each applicant will receive an email confirmation upon submission.
  • All applications will be reviewed by a member of the OCOE.
Awardee Responsibilities

All awardees must complete a brief post project/event evaluation 1-2 weeks after the project/event occurs (e.g., population(s) served, number of community members who participated, lessons learned, dollars spent)

Notification of Award

Applicants will be notified of the funding decision within one week of submitting their application

Submit your application

Faculty and Staff: Professional Development

The College of Nursing Office of Community Outreach and Engagement offers enrichment funds to College of Nursing faculty and staff working in outreach and engagement spaces to further their career growth and development. Eligible faculty and staff can apply for funds up to $500 each that can be used for professional development, conferences, and education or training costs related to career goals.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a CON faculty or staff member.

Funding Cycle

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Criteria

The professional enrichment opportunity must relate to community outreach and engagement. 

Review

Each applicant will receive an email confirmation upon submission. All applications will be reviewed by a member of the OCOE.

Notification of Award

Applicants will be notified of the funding decision within one week of submitting their application

Submit your application