BIIG Start Awards

The BIIG Start Award provides financial and programmatic support to Ohio State faculty as they explore exciting ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, form unified and effective teams, and prepare to launch novel research agendas positioned for future extramural funding. 

The BIIG Start Award is a team development seed funding mechanism offered as part of BIIG Collaborations, an Ohio State Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Office of Knowledge Enterprise (OKE) program that helps researchers overcome traditional silos and conquer barriers to interdisciplinary research.

Teams who have participated in past events as part of BIIG Collaborations, may be awarded up to $10,000 (though most awards will be in the $3,000-$7,000 range) to fund proposed team formation activities and further the development of their BIIG Ideas.

For the Fiscal Year 2024 BIIG Start Award, we are currently seeking applications in the areas of AI + X for Good. 

  • RFA opens: December 1, 2023 
  • RFA closes: May 15, 2024 
  • Awards determination: Approximately 1 month after application is received 


How to Apply

  • Please complete your application using the BIIG Start Award application template. 
  • Applications can be submitted as a single PDF file via the Qualtrics link provided in the RFA.