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Last updated 1:49PM ET
July 23, 2018
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OU goes after state dollars
(WOUB) - Ohio University has its eyes on 250 million dollars the state plans to spend on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical programs.

The money is budgeted for the Ohio Innovation Partnership Program and it's supposed to help rebuild Ohio's economy.

By submitting letters of interest this past week, O-U is making a bid to get funding for five scholarship programs.

100 million dollars is available and the idea is to use the money to attract top students interested in science and technology.

One of the O-U proposals is in the emerging field of bioinformatics.

Another focuses on economically disadvantaged students...while a third would recruit students for a diabetes education program.

O-U says it will find out by the end of the month whether these and the other two proposals have a chance before going on to a final submission in January.

The other 150 million dollars is for advancing the state's ability to be competitive in fields like advanced materials, biosciences and power and propulsion...with the ultimate goal of starting new companies and creating jobs.

O-U says preparation for participating in this program began over the summer and November 21st is the deadline for submitting letters of interest.
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