Research

Research Supports

RESEARCH RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES 

The College of Social Work is committed to supporting faculty and student research through a variety of formal mechanisms including a Research Office and public events. Below are some of the research supports available to our faculty and students.

MINI-GRANT PROGRAM FOR FACULTY

Each academic year, the Dean of the College issues a call for proposals to fund one or two large pilot study grants. These grants are designed to generate data to support larger grant proposals and high impact publications.


SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT

The college has a highly skilled IT department and supports a range of industry standard software including SPSS, SAS, STATA, HLM, MPlus, AMOS, Qualtrics, and Atlas. For support in this area contact Lauren Haas-Gehres (haas-gehres.1@osu.edu).


PROPOSAL SUPPORT

The College Research Office supports faculty and doctoral students in developing and submitting grant proposals and contracts. With several decades of combined research experience, the staff of the Research Office has obtained over $20,000,000 in research and evaluation contracts. For support in this area contact Lauren Haas-Gehres (haas-gehres.1@osu.edu).


MENTORING FOR JUNIOR FACULTY

The College of Social Work is committed to fully supporting the research efforts of junior faculty through mentoring. Junior faculty meet regularly with the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development to discuss publication strategies, grant opportunities and research trajectories. For more information contact Lauren Haas-Gehres (haas-gehres.1@osu.edu).


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

With its commitment to maintaining a learning environment supportive of research, the College hosts a number of events each year that present cutting edge research including the O’Leary Lecture, The Doctoral Student Symposium, and a Brown Bag Series for faculty and students.


IRB CONSULTATION

Navigating institutional review boards can be a challenge for even seasoned researchers. The staff of the College Research Office has a long track record of working with (or on IRBs) and works closely with faculty to develop IRB protocols.


STATISTICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSULTATION

The complexity of research designs and data collection methods often requires advanced data management and statistical methods. The College Office of Research has expertise in the most current approaches to complex data collection design, management, and analysis. Consultation for faculty and students is available. For further information contact Lauren Haas-Gehres (haas-gehres.1@osu.edu).


GENEROUS START UP PACKAGES FOR NEW FACULTY

The College of Social Work is committed to giving its new faculty the tools and resources needed to succeed in a competitive research environment. A carefully designed package of such supports—including equipment, research assistants, and release time—is offered to new faculty. For more information contact the Dean’s Office.