Research

Pilot and Seed Grant Programs

The Pilot and Seed grant programs sponsored by The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry are designed to advance our careers by providing the opportunity to pursue scholarly activity (Pilot) and/or the opportunity to collect preliminary data for extramural sponsored grant applications (Seed). Awards are typically from $5,000 to $25,000.

The Seed Grant Program

The Seed Grant Program will support new areas of research for Principal Investigators (PIs) so that PIs may generate preliminary data for an extramural sponsored grant application(s).

The Seed Grant Program is intended to support initial stages of new research projects, with a special emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative projects that advance a research project to the point at which it can attract external funding. The applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a new research direction and, therefore, requires seed funding under this program, in order to successfully compete for extramural funds to support the project long term. Ideal projects include work that develops new methods, applies theories or methods to new substantive areas, or translates between previously unrelated theoretical perspectives.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time (> 75% FTE) associated track, clinical track or clinical scholar tenure track faculty at the time of application. Note that the principal Investigator (PI) must be from the College of Dentistry and that collaborators can be from other Colleges. Only one proposal per applicant will be accepted in any application cycle.

The Clinical Scholar Research Pilot Program

The Clinical Scholar Research Pilot Program will support clinical faculty to advance careers by funding research projects for the purpose of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

The Clinical Scholar Research Pilot Program will support clinical faculty to advance their careers by funding research projects for the purpose of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. This pilot program is intended to support research, with a special emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative projects. The applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents research leading toward peer-reviewed publication(s). Ideal projects include work that develops new methods, applies theories or methods to new substantive areas, or translates between previously unrelated theoretical perspectives.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time (> 75% FTE) associated track, clinical track or clinical scholar tenure track faculty at the time of application. Note that the principal Investigator (PI) must be from the College of Dentistry and that collaborators can be from other Colleges. Only one proposal per applicant will be accepted in any application cycle.