Kickstart Facility Grant Program

IMR Kickstart Facility Grants provide $2,500 to assist Ohio State University faculty with facility user access fees and related minor charges associated with conducting innovative materials-allied research with the goal of obtaining external research funding.


All Ohio State non-tenured faculty and research staff with Principal Investigator status who work in any materials-allied field are invited to submit a proposal. Preference is given to research conducted in one of IMR’s core materials research facilities.


Proposals consist of a cover page and two-page description of the proposed research. Facility Grants are an excellent training opportunity for post-candidacy graduate students, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows to co-author proposals, and we encourage faculty to engage their students and staff in their proposal development.


The deadline for the next competition is Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants should review the Request for Proposals below for details.  All proposals must use the Word template below for their submissions.


IMR Kickstart Facility Grant RFP, Spring 2018

IMR Kickstart Facility Grant Proposal Form, Spring 2018 (new requirement, available in Word format)



Lists of all previously awarded IMR Facility Grants are provided for reference in the links below:

Previous IMR Facility Grant Award Recipients

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