Support IMR

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The Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR) brings together the diverse and wide-ranging disciplines that make up Ohio State’s materials community. IMR supports, promotes and facilitates research and infrastructure related to the science, technology and engineering of materials.


Please consider supporting the Institute for Materials Research Development Fund, which aids our goal to support and grow research excellence and impact to position The Ohio State University as a world leader in materials research and innovation.

(Fund Number: 316038)


Research Funding and Support

Thirty-six new projects led or co-led by researchers at Ohio State received seed funding support in FY21 through IMR grant programs and the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program, which is co-funded and co-managed by IMR. Many of the novel projects require interdisciplinary teams, bringing together researchers from a myriad of fields spanning Materials Science to Physics.

IMR’s Global Partnership Grants provided funding for a second round of grants through the Frontier Center Scholars Program, as well as two grants through the newly launched Tyndall-IMR Catalyst Program that joins IMR and Tyndall National Institute in Ireland.

Additionally, IMR awarded 21 new projects in FY21 through its Kickstart Facility Grant Program, which assists Ohio State 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.

Lastly, five teams earned funding through Ohio State’s Exploratory Materials Research Grants.


Donating Equipment

IMR’s primary facilities and affiliated labs across Ohio State are intrinsic to the breadth and success of a growing research enterprise that aids the development of new discoveries, innovation and opportunities for education in materials research.

So many of these facilities provide a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities, user accessibility, experiential learning opportunities, and training for students, staff and faculty conducting high-impact research and technology advancement.

Please visit our site’s Centers & Facilities tab to learn more about IMR’s core centers and affiliated facilities.

Please direct donation inquiries to our business operations manager, Greg Godic, at