From start to finish, the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) works closely with faculty, staff, students and administration in The College of Education and Human Ecology to secure funds and provide post-award support for researchers. In addition, we help connect researchers with local school districts and community partners, provide research methods consulting, and support your data analytics needs.
The Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) has five core support services: Proposal Development and Grant Management, Outreach and Research Engagement, the Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC), QualLab and Institutional Research (IR@EHE). The staff associated with these five cores provide services and resources to support the research needs of the EHE College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) faculty, research staff, postdocs and students.
We help principal investigators effectively navigate the processes for submitting and administering externally-funded projects. Need help finding research funds? We can help with that too. And whether you’re a faculty member looking for help with budgets or a graduate student looking for dissertation year support, we have you covered.
We work closely with Ohio schools and communities to establish partnerships for your upcoming research activities. See where your peers are doing their great work in schools and communities.
Our mission is to provide quantitative research and institutional data services to administrators, faculty, students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and staff of the College of Education and Human Ecology. The Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC) provides one-on-one consulting support in quantitative methods; can help you locate, access, and analyze secondary data sets in support of your research; and provides guidance in survey design.
QualLab fosters capacity building of EHE faculty, post-docs, researchers and graduate students and strives to be an inter/national in person and online destination location for advancing qualitative inquiry toward innovation, equity, diversity and justice. We provide one-on-one consulting in research methodology and methods for faculty and post-doc grants, research projects, dissertations, publications (i.e., anything except for coursework). We host a number of events, faculty fellows, and the graduate student board.
IR@EHE serves as the single-point-of-contact for all institutional research needs in the College. We anticipate questions, discover trends, and provide information to ORIC and EHE leadership in support of data-informed decision making in the College.
The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) Office of Research provides travel support for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students presenting the results of their original research at national and international professional meetings. These grants are each awarded on a matching basis and the amount of support varies for the three different types of travel grants – please click on the travel grant information link below for additional details on amounts, how to apply, and the limit to the number of times a person can apply for each type of grant.
All travel grant applications are accepted at any time during the year, however they must be submitted PRIOR to travel. Applicants must submit proof of their conference acceptance with their application.
Applicants will need to provide a letter or email from the matching funding source, e.g., department, advisor (if graduate student) or other funding source (other OSU funding or grant, etc.) PRIOR to submitting an application. The letter must be submitted with the application.
Graduate students are eligible for up to $250 in funding and may apply for no more three travel grants. No more than one travel grant will be awarded during a single academic year. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to receive up to $500 in funding and may apply for a travel grant once every two years.
Additional information can be found on the respective application pages:
- Graduate Student Travel Grant Application
- Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Grant Application
- Faculty International Travel Grant Application
For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Lightle.
Professional development for faculty and research scientists is an important piece to improving research. Click on the link to find recordings, PowerPoints, and additional resources associated with past EHE Office of Research workshops and webinars categorized in broad topics. We continue to offer additional programming and add new content to this page as it becomes available.
Qualtrics is a powerful survey tool available to Ohio State faculty, staff and students. The EHE Office of Research has created and curated several resources, including webinars and FAQs, to help users get the most out of Qualtrics.