Project GRO Partnerships
NSF CAREER Awards
Center for Emergent Materials (CEM)
- CEM website
- OSU Research News report of NSF award for Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA)
Connecting OSU Extension and OSU STEM Research
It's About Discovery
IMPACT Science Teacher Professional Development
- Ohio Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership (OMAP) award
Young Buckeye STEM Scholars
Girls Explore... Archaeology!
- Workshop for middle school girls at COSI (April 19, 2008)
- OSU lecture by Melinda Zeder (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) in Real Player and WMP (April 18, 2008)
Intersection of Faith and Evolution
- "The Intersection of Faith and Evolution: A Civil Dialogue" (November 14, 2007)
- "Defining Science & Religion" (October 22, 2008)
- "In the Beginning: Explanations From Science and Religion" (October 14, 2009)
- "Beyond Belief: Is Religion In Our Genes?" (October 13, 2010)
What is Project GRO?
The Project to Support Grants for Research Outreach (Project GRO) is an initiative within the university's Office of Research and Offices of Outreach and Engagement to create a sustained and coordinated resource for faculty who include an outreach/engagement component in their grant proposals for research funding.
More and more funding sources are requiring research proposals to justify the benefits of the research to society. For example, proposals to the National Science Foundation are evaluated on the broader impacts of projects, including the promotion of teaching, training, and learning. Project GRO works with Ohio State researchers to broaden the impact of their outreach and engagement efforts, drawing on the resources and expertise of the Offices of Outreach and Engagement, the Office of Research, and outreach and engagement personnel in colleges across the university.
How Project GRO Can Help You
- Works with researchers to develop outreach and engagement plans for research proposals
- Facilitates collaborations between researchers and those who provide outreach within Ohio State and the community
- Assists with the evaluation and accountability aspects of outreach components
For further information, contact:
Christopher Andersen, Ph.D.
Director, Project GRO
Office of Research and Office of University Outreach and Engagement
400 Stillman Hall
1947 N. College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1106 USA
- "Tell Us the 'Broader Impacts' of Your Science, NSF Says," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 16, 2008.
- NSF "Dear Colleague Letter on Broader Impacts Proposal Requirements," April 7, 2008.
- NSF "What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity," Grant Proposal Guide, January 2008.
- NSF "Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion: Representative Activities," July 11, 2007.
- NSF "Broader Impacts Review Criterion," 2007.
- "How to Write a Proposal for an Outreach Grant," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 15, 2006.
- NSF "Broader Impacts" Criterion in specific areas