Kickstart Facility Grant Program

IMR Kickstart Facility Grants provide $2,500 to assist Ohio State University faculty with facility user access fees and related minor charges associated with conducting innovative materials-allied research with the goal of obtaining external research funding.


All Ohio State non-tenured faculty and research staff with Principal Investigator status who work in any materials-allied field are invited to submit a proposal. Preference is given to research conducted in one of IMR’s core materials research facilities.


Proposals consist of a cover page and two-page description of the proposed research. Facility Grants are an excellent training opportunity for post-candidacy graduate students, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows to co-author proposals, and we encourage faculty to engage their students and staff in their proposal development.


The deadline for the next submission is Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants should review the Request for Proposals below for details.  All proposals must use the Word template below for their submissions.


RFP: IMR Kickstart Facility Grant, Spring 2019

Proposal Form: IMR Kickstart Facility Grant, Spring 2019 (new requirement, available in Word format)



Lists of all previously awarded IMR Facility Grants are provided for reference in the links below:

Previous IMR Facility Grant Award Recipients

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