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Research and Innovation Seed Program (SciRIS)

Research and Innovation Seed Program (SciRIS)

The College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) Program funds projects based on collaborative research involving the College community and beyond.

SciRIS awards seed funding for high impact collaborative proposals that build teams, pursue fundamental discoveries and create societal impact.

SciRIS accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation by enabling scientists to work across an array of disciplines in a mentored environment.

Past SciRIS Awards Recipients

2020

Maude David, Microbiology
Kenton Hokanson, Microbiology
Kathy Magnusson, Linus Pauling Institute
Christopher Beaudry, Chemistry
Victor Hsu, Chemistry
Siva Kolluri, College of Agricultural Sciences

2019

Vrushali Bokil, Mathematics
Kimberly Halsey, Microbiology
Katherine McLaughlin, Statistics
David Roundy, Physics
Matthew Graham, Physics
Paul Cheong, Chemistry
Ryan Mehl, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Richard Cooley, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Weihong Qiu, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Shay Bracha, College of Veterinary Medicine
Christopher Beaudry, Chemistry
Victor Hsu, Chemistry
Siva Kolluri, College of Agricultural Sciences

2018

Bo Sun, Physics
Francis Chan, Integrative Biology
Stephen Giovannoni, Microbiology
James Strother, Integrative Biology
Sandra Loesgen, Chemistry
David Koslicki, Mathematics
Thomas Sharpton, Microbiology
Maude David, Microbiology
Kenton Hokanson, Microbiology

2017

Elisar Barbar, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Afua Nyarko, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Weihong Qiu, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Peter Eschbach, OSU Electron Microscope Facility

Objectives

SciRIS specifically seeks to

  • Identify transformative research and innovation opportunities
  • Inspire research collaborations
  • Encourage team assembly
  • Develop track record of collaboration
  • Enable data collection
  • Promote training in innovation, commercialization, and informal science education

Investment

SciRIS funds teams in three stages to foster team development, build capacity and accelerate projects. An advisory team accompanies each award to help guide success.

Rewards

SciRIS investments make faculty much more competitive for grants by providing College researchers with the seed funding necessary to demonstrate the feasibility of their ideas and quicken the pace of scientific discovery and innovation.

Outcomes

  • Dynamic and Impactful Teams
  • Broad Engagement
  • Transformative Discoveries
  • Groundbreaking Publications
  • Team and Center Proposals and Grants
  • Policy Guidance
  • Innovation and Commercialization Efforts
  • Industry Collaborations