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OH5 Grants

The OH5’s grant programs are designed to inspire faculty collaboration across our member institutions by funding projects in key strategic areas identified by our consortium or sponsors. Explore our current grant opportunities:

Intel Grant Initiatives

Awarded in May 2022, the OH5 joined forces with The Ohio State University and an array of other higher education partners on two Intel grants totaling $4.5 million, including:

The Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research & Education (CAFÉ)
Funded by a $3M grant from Intel, CAFÉ is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary education and research center focused on advancing the fabrication and development of semiconductors and providing a pipeline of well-prepared grad and undergrad students for semiconductor-related careers. Through this grant, OH5 secured three fully-funded SURE summer internship lines for three years. The first three students to pursue these CAFÉ-funded SURE internships in electrical & computer engineering, physics, and statistics begin work in May 2023 (one student each from Kenyon, Oberlin, and Ohio Wesleyan).

Ohio Partnership for a Diverse and Inclusive Semiconductor Ecosystem and Workforce
Funded by a $1.5M grant from Intel, goals for this second collaboration include development of comprehensive semiconductor curricular offerings and access to state-of-the-art cleanroom and fabrication training facilities. This initiative emphasizes accessibility and inclusion, regardless of students’ educational backgrounds or geographic locations, and includes partners from community colleges, regional institutions, research universities, and liberal arts colleges. OH5 will receive $75,000 through this grant for curricular development and deployment in a liberal arts context. Currently, Denison Professor Joe Reczek is serving as the OH5 project lead and will assemble a team across the OH5 institutions after project leads at Ohio State complete the planning phase.

CODEX Microgrants

CODEX, the Collaborative for Digital Engagement and Experience, is a multi-year curricular initiative supporting the development of collaborative pedagogical approaches that promote critical engagement with digital technologies. Supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CODEX hosts an annual summer institute where faculty members, librarians, instructional technologists, and students collaborate to design or revamp courses and projects. Microgrants provide ongoing support for these initiatives as teams prepare them for integration into their respective college curricula.

OH5 Collaborative Grants Program

The OH5 Collaborative Grants Program is undergoing reevaluation to better align with the evolving needs of our member institutions. Stay tuned for updates!