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Grants Received

Below are the grants that we have received in the current fiscal year.

Cardinal Health Foundation  $10,000
Project Title: Prescription Education Program

Marjorie Vogt from Nursing, Julie Saker from Student Affairs and Mary McKelvey from Nursing have been awarded $10,000 from the Cardinal Health Foundation for the Prescription Education Program.  These funds will be used to expand current programs related to prescription medication misuse.

Health Resources and Services Administration  $15,775
Project Title:  Nurse Anesthetists Traineeship Program

Elizabeth Seibert, Nursing, has been awarded a 2nd year of funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the Nurse Anesthetists Traineeship Program.  The $15,775 will be used as scholarships in order to increase the number of certified registered nurse anesthetists in Central Ohio and rural Ohio Appalachia.

Friends of Big Walnut Creek  $6,000
Project Title: Mussel survey of the lower Big Walnut Creek and selected tributaries from Hoover Reservoir.

Dr. Michael Hoggarth, Biology, has been awarded $6,000 by the Friends of Big Walnut Creek to perform a mussel survey of the lower Big Walnut Creek and selected tributaries from Hoover Reservoir to its mouth with the Scioto River in Franklin and Pickaway counties.

National Endowment for the Humanities $2,500
Project Title: "America's Music"

Dr. Michael Yonchak of the Music Department has been awarded $2,500 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to present "America's Music”, a six-week public program featuring six documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.

National Science Foundation $79,898
Project Title: ADVANCE

An Academic Affairs team including Dr. Paul Eistenstein, Dr. Vicki McGillin, Dr. Michele Acker, Dr. Carrigan Hayes and Dr. Sarah Bouchard has been awarded $79,898 from the National Science Foundation for the ADVANCE at Otterbein University program. Using these funds, Otterbein University will conduct a self-assessment that will identify barriers to equitable employment policies and practices for women faculty in STEM disciplines.

United States Army Research Institute  $225,700
Project Title: Predicting Success with Elementary Cognitive Tasks

Dr. Meredith Frey and Dr. Cynthia Laurie-Rose of the Psychology department have been awarded $225,700 from the United States Army Research Institute to support their research study “Predicting Success with Elementary Cognitive Tasks”.  This research is concerned with identifying and measuring the aptitudes and skills that are unique to the human performance requirements of Army personnel and the psychological factors that could influence recruitment, retention, and Army performance.

The Franklin Park Conservatory $2,500
Project Title: Otterbein Community Garden

Dr. Melissa Gilbert has been awarded $2,500 from The Franklin Park Conservatory to support the Otterbein Community Garden. This garden provides produce to local area food pantries and works to enrich the lives of those at-risk of hunger.

Archived grants

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Diane Nance, Director
p / 614.823.1846
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Bonnie Ward, Assistant Director
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Jeffrey Rudzinski, Grants Coordinator
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