Brown Announces Nearly $640,000 for STEM Research at The Ohio State University



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $635,896 grant to The Ohio State University (OSU) to fund scientific research and training opportunities in STEM.

“Research in science and mathematics is critical to create jobs and improve our economy. We unleash more American innovation when everyone is able to participate and we nurture all Ohio talent,” Brown said. “The Ohio State University is one of Ohio’s great universities. These awards will help it advance our knowledge and continue Ohio’s leadership in innovation.”  

Funding from NSF includes:

  • $100,696 grant to fund research in mathematics to study artificial intelligence and develop algorithms that protect user privacy.
  • $121,841 grant to fund research in computer science working to solve critical issues in data processing and data storage.
  • $413,359 grant to fund research in ecology designed to understand the future of biodiversity in the face of human impact.

In addition to this grant, Brown has also cosponsored the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act to establish a two-year pilot program at NSF to award grants to highly qualified, early-career investigators at independent, higher-education research institutions for up to two years. This will help prevent research talent loss due to the pandemic.

NSF supports research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.