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Successful partnerships thrive on the vision and commitment of their collaborators. It also helps to be familiar with relevant policies and procedures. To support that success, we offer some information resources for both Ohio State and external collaborators.

For Ohio State

Office of International Affairs

Ohio State’s Office of International Affairs funds grants that are made available to faculty members for interdisciplinary conferences and workshops on international themes, travel, international collaborative research, pre-dissertation research, as well as study abroad programs. General information can be found here:

For specific grant programs, visit these pages:

  1. Gateway Research Seed Grant
  2. Gateway Study Abroad Seed Grant
  3. International Affairs Faculty Grant
  4. Mershon Center Faculty Grants
  5. Ohio State Faculty and Professionals
  6. Fulbright Scholar Program

Discovery themes RFP

Three areas have been identified for the second round of Discovery Themes funding:

  • Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
  • Food to Improve Health
  • Materials for a Sustainable World

These areas align perfectly with the One Health initiative. For more about this RFP, visit

Some specific information about Ethiopia:

Doing business in Ethiopia

Visa information

For External Partners

Ohio State engages in mutually beneficial partnerships with our communities – throughout Ohio, across the country and around the world. Our One Health activities are a great example of this engagement.

Our One Health Task Force members are can be a great resource for our external partners.

Here are some additional information sources that could be of use to current and potential One Health partners:

Global Gateways

To solidify Ohio State’s commitment to enhancing its global interactions, the university is pursuing opening offices – Global Gateways – in key parts of the world. In February 2010, Ohio State opened a Gateway office in the downtown business district of Shanghai, China, and in March 2012 opened a Gateway office in Mumbai, India. In 2014, Ohio State will open a Gateway in São Paulo, Brazil.

More information on Ohio State’s Global Gateways

International MOUs and MOAs

The Ohio State University selectively enters into cooperative agreements with international institutions to enhance its international profile in teaching, research, and engagement.  International Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and Memoranda of Agreements (MOA) are motivated by scholarly or institutional requirements. They come into existence through the initiative of faculty and academic units that can benefit from formalizing collaborations with international institutions.

Content, funding, and oversight of the proposed activities will be clearly documented in the MOU or MOA.

More information on international MOUs and MOAs