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OSU CARES Grants Program
The OSU CARES Seed Grants Program supports interdisciplinary teams for expanded outreach and engagement. OSU CARES Seed Grants provide up to $25,000 per team to seed new or expanded partnerships.
OSU CARES Grants Wordle
Connect and Collaborate Grant Opportunities
Connect and Collaborate grants aim to establish and/or expand innovative, creative, scholarly outreach and engagement initiatives that can have a substantial impact within the university and community. These grants are awarded each semester.
OSU CARES can help identify colleagues who have worked together on an OSU CARES grant. Your Extension colleagues may be able to help you identify a potential partner in the college with whom they partnered on a grant. The College partner may be able to suggest colleagues who have a similar interests to yours in their college.
OSU CARES Grants Announced at May 3 Patterson Lecture
2016 OSU CARES Grant recipients were announced at this year's Patterson Lecture. This yearly lecture brings to campus a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond.
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OSU CARES: Community Access to Resources and Educational Services


OSU CARES is here to help OSU Extension, Ohio State University colleges and Ohio communities connect to use scientifically based information to better Ohioans’ lives, businesses and communities.  

Connecting Across Campus: Building Partnerships...

OSU CARES provides seed grants and facilitates collaborations to connect OSU Extension and Ohio State University campus-based faculty and staff for expanded engagement with Ohio communities. Together we can connect the resources of the university with the important issues and needs in local communities.

To learn more about OSU CARES:

  • If you are an OSU Extension employee, see our Partnership pages to get ideas on connecting across campus
  • If you are a Columbus or regional campus based Ohio State University faculty or staff member, see our Partnership pages to learn more about connecting with OSU Extension



  1. 2016 OSU CARES Grant Recipients Announced

    May 10, 2016

    The 2016 OSU CARES Seed Grant recipients were announced on our website in April. See our Grants Page for details.

  2. Click to Find Connections with OSU Extension

    Dec 18, 2015

    Through OSU CARES grants, OSU Extension colleagues have partnered with faculty and staff in other departments on all OSU campuses to create and implement many new community-based programs. Our Connecting Across Campus: Building Partnerships... page, which lists these partnerships, may give you ideas on how you can partner.