Funding Resources

It is important that interested applicants verify due dates listed on this page by checking opportunities at their original sources. CEM is not consistently notified when due dates or conditions change.


  • OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program. A collaborative effort by the Center for Emergent Materials, the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials, and the Institute for Materials Research, which offers three funding tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes, and with the goal of generating new directions that extend beyond the boundaries of existing research programs.
  • OSU Connect and Collaborate Grants Program multiple and diverse funding opportunities to catalyze engaged, collaborative teaching and research.
  • SPIN Sponsored Funding Database  (access through OSU)
  • Ohio Third Frontier – support innovation, commercialization and capital/talent in Ohio
  • Travel Awards through the OSU Postdoc Association – offered semesterly for  postdocs,  research associates, research scientists, and visiting scholars to attend conferences and other professional development events.


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