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. For more information contact CSW-Research@osu.edu.
Current faculty should visit the CSW Internal website for more detailed information about accessing services.
SEED GRANT PROGRAM FOR FACULTY
Each academic year, the Dean 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.
The College of Social Work 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 is available to assist with all of your pre- and post-award needs. Visit the Contact Us page to learn more.
The College of Social Work provides faculty, staff, and students with copyediting services for grant proposals or manuscripts.
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 for research and faculty development to discuss publication strategies, grant opportunities and research trajectories.
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.
Navigating institutional review boards can be a challenge for even seasoned researchers. The staff of the CSW 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.
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.