Advancing Discovery, Impacting Change


For Foundations

The Ohio State University is one of the largest and most respected public research universities in the world. A land‐grant, sea‐grant and space‐grant university, Ohio State is home to 15 colleges and schools, including seven health sciences colleges that are all located on a single campus. The university boasts more than 200 academic centers and institutes where interdisciplinary research, policymaking, knowledge creation and student engagement are happening daily.

Ohio State is committed “to the advancement of fundamental knowledge and scholarship and to solutions of the world’s most pressing problems.” Given the breadth of research being conducted across disciplines at Ohio State, and the value and emphasis on translating research into action, the institution represents a strong partner for exploring methods and testing new strategies to accelerate the discovery process and expand access to research findings.

Select Projects Seeking Investment

The Ohio State University is home to countless initiatives aimed at advancing discovery and impacting change at the local, national and global levels. We invite you to explore a partnership with the university. Foundation Relations is available to aid you in navigating Ohio State’s vast research landscape, connecting you to university leadership and leading experts in fields where you have the greatest interest. Please contact Leanda Rix for more information.

Addressing Global Health Challenges
Inspiring Lifelong Learners
Children in refugee camp
Breakthrough in Vaccine Development
Transforming Division into Progress
Children in refugee camp
Breakthrough in Vaccine Development
Ice Core Sample
Climate History Trapped in Ice


Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow Abraham Badu Tawiah named 2021 Early Career Innovator of the Year

Astronomers view entire night sky thanks to $2.4 million grant

Ohio State establishes Drug Enforcement and Policy Center with support from Charles Koch Foundation

Researchers discover new material to help power electronics with support from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 


College of Arts and Sciences
Join the College of Arts and Sciences in attending one of its many events offered.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
The Byrd Center will host a climate symposium featuring interdisciplinary investigators.

Criminal Justice Research Center
The Criminal Justice Research's Annual Walter C. Reckless - Simon Dinitz Memorial Lecture honors the contributions of two of criminology's most outstanding scholars.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts many events throughout the state of Ohio.

WEXMED Live is a collection of WexMedTalks, engaging presentations about innovative medical discoveries made by physicians and scientists of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

STEAM Factory events
Join the STEAM Factory for events to broaden your perspective through informal learning provided by Ohio State researchers.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs invites you to empower women in policy leadership.

Science Sundays
Science Sundays presents free lectures by scientific experts.

Faculty participate in Public Discourse

With over 200 articles, The Ohio State University faculty are active contributors to The Conversation, an outlet that provides a platform for scholars to share their expertise on issues citizens are most concerned about.