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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Innovative Grants

Ohio State University Extension periodically makes available a grant opportunity to support:

  • innovative outreach/engagement work with Ohioans
  • interdisciplinary work
  • initiatives that, once seeded through this funding, will expand Ohio State’s engagement and OSU Extension’s work with the community

Overview of Grant Program

Innovative grants support programs that are new and innovative. When submitting an application, provide a description of the situation the innovative program will address, the need for the program, and the target audience. Be sure to detail what impact areas will be addressed, what program areas will be involved, and the disciplines that will contribute to the program. Strategies for evaluation and the identification of short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes should be provided as well.

2015 funding period: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

2015 Funded Innovative Grants

  • Adding a Youth Flavor to Extension’s Signature Programs
  • Introduction to Entomophagy: Feeding 9 Billion People Six Legs at a Time
  • Hidden Faces in Hidden Places: Engaging Youth to Map, Photograph and Facilitate Action around Suburban Food Insecurity

2013 Funded Innovative Grants

  • Aquaponics Demonstration System at OSU South Centers
  • County Extension's Involvement with Ohio's Local Food Councils
  • Engaging Youth Leadership with Healthy Choice & Healthy Living: 4-H for REAL
  • Helping to Save the Hocking Hills Hemlock
  • Innovation Station: Growing Green
  • LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Development Program

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