Small investments can make big ideas possible.  That’s the premise behind the grant programs administered by the Ohio Five, which promote collaboration among our members by funding project grants in key areas identified by our consortium or our funders. Our current grant programs include:


Ohio Five Collaborative Grants Program

Established in 2020, the Ohio Five Collaborative Grants program provides one-year grants of up to $5,000 for Ohio Five faculty members, staff, and/or administrators to come together to solve problems and address new ideas.  We anticipate distributing $50,000 each to fund projects involving participants at two or more colleges that:

  • Foster collaborative scholarship and academic innovation at Ohio Five institutions
  • Address changing student needs in the classroom and in their campus communities
  • Improve our five colleges’ competitive advantage in admissions and faculty recruitment and retention
  • Realize cost savings and cost avoidance at Ohio Five institutions through collaboration

We invite proposals for the first round of projects beginning after January 1, 2021. The deadline for this inaugural round is October 30, 2020.  In future years, grants will be reviewed in two annual dockets.

For Applicants


CODEX Microgrants

CODEX, the Collaborative for Digital Engagement and Experience, is a multi-year curricular initiative supporting the development of collaborative pedagogical approaches that foster critical engagement with and through digital technologies. Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CODEX sponsors an annual summer institute that brings together teams of faculty members, librarians, instructional technologists and students to design or redesign courses and co-curricular projects. Microgrants offer continuing support for these courses’ development as teams prepare them for integration into their home colleges’ curricula. The first call for microgrant applications is expected in Fall 2020.


Mellon Language Faculty Project Grants

Ohio Five and The Ohio State University have collaborated since 2014 on a language enrichment program funded by a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to support language teaching and the next generation of language professors, thirteen of whom participated as post-doctoral fellows on our campuses.  As we conclude the grant in the 2020-21 academic year, Ohio Five continues to invite collaborative proposals from language faculty from Ohio Five colleges and OSU in support of language teaching.

For Applicants