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Awards & Funding Opportunities

IPE Awards & Funding Opportunities for Educators

The following awards and funding opportunities spotlight and support Ohio State researchers and educators who go above and beyond to expand the interprofessional field—and pave a path toward equitable healthcare.

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BuckIPE Awards

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Nominations are now open for Academic Year 2022-2023.  Review the below criteria for nominations.  For more information before then, contact us at

Excellence in Interprofessional Research Award

The Excellence in Interprofessional Research Award recognizes individuals or teams who have contributed significantly to the scholarship of interprofessional practice and education.  Awards will be given in four categories: (1) educational research/scholarship of teaching and learning, (2) translational or bench research, (3) practice-based research, and (4) student research (students, residents, fellows).

Criteria:  An affiliation with Ohio State (at least one member of the team) recognizes scholarship that has been shared externally through posters and podium presentations at state, national, or international meetings.

Nominators: Patients, community members, faculty, staff, practitioners, or fellow students can nominate for this award. Self-nominations are accepted.

Deadline to Nominate: January 2024

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BuckIPE Facilitator of the Year Award

The BuckIPE Facilitator of the Year Award recognizes the contributions of a facilitator in any setting whose commitment to the BuckIPE curriculum and core competencies positively impacts learners at any stage in their IPE growth trajectory. 

Criteria: Demonstration of impact on student learning (# of nominations, student comments) 

Nominators: Patients, community members, faculty, staff, practitioners, or fellow students can nominate for this award. 

Deadline to Nominate: April 13, 2023  

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External Awards