Our office supports the University through grant development and sponsorships for various departments.

Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs

Location: Roush Hall (Rooms 408, 453, 353), 1 South Grove St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Otterbein and its faculty seek grants ranging widely from research to academic studies to community education. These grants enhance faculty achievement and student learning, contribute to educational access and affordability, and strengthen Otterbein’s commitment to social justice and sustainability in the central Ohio community.

Contact Us

Diane Nance, Director
Email: dnance@otterbein.edu

Bridgette Cahalin, Development Associate
Email: cahalin@otterbein.edu

Student Research Fund

The Otterbein Student Research Fund (SRF) provides support to encourage research and creative work among current Otterbein undergraduate and graduate students. To be funded, student research projects must be consistent with the definition and standards of scholarship established by the academic department associated with a project’s discipline. There are two types of grant offered:

  • The SRF-Research Grants provide up to $400 for costs associated with research and other scholarly or creative endeavors.  There are four deadlines each academic year for these awards.
  • The SRF-Presentation Grants provide up to $400 for costs associated with travel to a conference to present research or creative work.  These awards will be evaluated on a rolling basis throughout each academic year, and can be submitted as soon as the student has received notice that their presentation has been accepted by conference organizers.

For more information, including details on how to apply, visit our Student Research Fund page.