Other Funding Opportunities


Know of a funding opportunity of interest to the TDAI community? Email TDAI with the information.


Funder: IBM

Application deadline: July 31

Funding amount: up to $270K per project

The annual Call for Code challenge asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud services (e.g., web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. Winning  solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.

This year’s competition will have two tracks: one for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change, and one for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world. The contest seeks coding solutions in the areas of immediate crisis communication, enhanced remote education, or stronger community cooperation.



Funder: Cisco

Invitation Code: RFP-18-05

Deadline: None

Cisco has issued an RFP that invites innovative proposals that investigate how machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) can benefit various aspects of networking. They are also interested in supporting research on novel ML/AI algorithms and system architectures motivated by novel applications and use cases.



OSU's Byrd Polar and Climate Center compiles funding opportunities related to Earth and Life Sciences. Check it out.


Funder: OSU Office of Research

Deadline: 25th of every month

The Strategic Research Travel Program provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies.

Examples of positioning activities the grant is meant to encourage include:

  • Building relationships with program officers/sponsor representatives
  • Reviewing and providing input to potential sponsors’ strategic plans
  • Exploring potential opportunities for future collaboration

These kinds of activities occur well before a sponsor releases a solicitation and are usually part of a longer-term business development plan for pursuing larger, multidisciplinary funding opportunities. Successful applicants should be able to make a case for how their proposed travel will contribute to Ohio State’s desire to develop strategic, multidisciplinary funding opportunities.

Reimbursable travel costs include airfare, per diem hotel and food expenses, and ground transportation. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Applications are reviewed monthly. Any application submitted by the 25th of the month will be reviewed that month and notified of its standing by the end of the month; applications received after that date will be reviewed the following month. If yours is an urgent request, please submit the application and then contact Janet Weisenberger, Senior Associate Vice President for the Office of Research at Weisenberger.21@osu.edu to explain the extenuating circumstances.



The OSU Graduate School’s Matching Tuition and Fee Award Program provides fee authorizations for graduate students who receive a competitive stipend from a funding agency that does not provide funds to cover tuition and fees. 

Graduate programs seeking a Matching Tuition and Fee Award must secure the Graduate School's approval as early as possible when seeking outside funding for graduate student support.