Upcoming Events

  • Winning the Talent War

    July 18, 2017

    The Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

    The U.S. work force is at a turning point, with change swirling everywhere: Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace. Baby boomers – and their decades of institutional knowledge – are nearing retirement after putting it off during last decade’s recession. Constant technological leaps are rewriting the rules for the skill sets that matter. What does this mean for organizations trying to attract and hire today’s talent? How does this change the game for their ongoing efforts to build an innovation culture and develop their existing employees?
  • Data & Digital Transformation

    August 16, 2017

    The Fawcett Center - Details Coming Soon

    An explosion of data and new digital technology are opening up exciting new paths for innovation at companies. But do we understand the opportunities and risks?
  • 2017 Global Summit: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

    October 27, 2017

    The Blackwell Inn and Converence Center

    The National Center for The Middle Market and The Ohio State University Center for International Business Education are hosting the 2nd Annual Global Summit. This year's focus is workforce development from a global perspective.

Receive Grant Funding to Study Middle Market Businesses


Do you have an idea for research that addresses important business challenges or policy issues facing middle market companies?

Submit a proposal for grant funding!

Each year, the National Center for the Middle Market funds grant requests for research that will benefit the middle market. We are specifically interested in research projects designed to generate data and insight that can accelerate growth, increase competitiveness, or create jobs for the middle market. This year we are specifically looking for proposals in one of the following areas: Operations, Talent/Culture/HR, Growth & Innovation, Access to Capital, and Economics/Policy. 

Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on a semi-annual basis according to the schedule below.



              November 28, 2017 January 31, 2018


We invite you to use the links below to download the RFP and submit your proposal for consideration!

For further information, please contact Alicia Ritchey at 614-292-7770 or e-mail ritchey.63@osu.edu.

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