Research Advancement Academy

The Research Advancement Academy is a professional development program for faculty from across OSU to develop research leaderships skills. The goal of the Academy is to support faculty fellows successfully lead large transdisciplinary proposals & funded research programs.

We define transdisciplinary as solutions-oriented research that engages partners across disciplines and sectors to generate interdisciplinary knowledge to address critical societal challenges.

The Academy embodies themes of solutions enterprise leadership, intellectual humility, exposing implicit truths and barriers to success, and reciprocal team and partnership practices. The program consists of a series of nine workshops in Fall and Winter terms through which 20 faculty fellows will explore evidence, mindsets, tools and practices. The workshops are followed by an opportunity for fellows to apply for seed funds to pursue their solutions research and ongoing coaching and support from the Office for Research Advancement.

Nominations for Fellows will be opened Spring term. Interested faculty should reach out to for more information.

Meet the 2022-2023 Research Advancement Academy Fellows.


Valley Fellows program

The Valley Fellows program, established in 2022, supports ten exceptional faculty with innovative research in the field of biohealth sciences. Made possible by a generous grant from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, the Valley Fellows joined the first cohort of the Research Advancement Academy to build to prepare to undertake large, collaborative, transdisciplinary, team-based projects. During the three-year program, these talented Fellows develop and pursue plans to scale-up their research with transdisciplinary and team-science approaches making significant contributions to solving the most critical challenges in biohealth sciences.  

Meet the Valley Fellows.