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Grants and Scholars

ARHI is proud to offer grant funding to faculty and researchers at Ohio University who are interested in conducting community-engaged research to improve the health status and quality of life for rural Appalachian populations.  Below are descriptions of each of the grant mechanisms supported by ARHI.  If you are interested in receiving more information, feel free to contact us.

ARHI Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship

The Ohio University Faculty Fellowship for Engaged Scholarship was initiated by the Provost’s Office in 2008, demonstrating a commitment by the University leadership to promote community-engaged scholarship. ARHI is pleased to sustain this award by recognizing a faculty member who articulates a vision for investigating health concerns confronting the region, in partnership with colleagues from different disciplines and community members, working toward a self-sustaining initiative that will benefit the region.  Funding is provided to financially support the Fellow’s work for a two-year period.

ARHI Scholars Program

Scholars Program Application (pdf)

The ARHI Scholars Program was established to support specific community-engaged research collaboration between Ohio University and the Appalachian community. Specifically, these $10,000 grants aim to catalyze innovative research and foster the development or enhance the maturation of university-community partnerships that will contribute to the health and well-being of Appalachian citizens. The awards are competitive and applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, significance for improving our understanding of factors effecting regional health, and their potential for securing future extramural funding.