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Faculty Grants

International Affairs Faculty Grant

The 2015 competition for the International Affairs grants for faculty and graduate students is currently on hold, contingent on availability of funds. A request for proposals, if announced, will be posted later in spring semester. For additional information, please email oia-grants@osu.edu.

Faculty Grant Competition - 2014

Purpose: The purpose of the Office of International Affairs faculty grant competition is to promote the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and peoples through academic study.

Projects: Grants will be given for projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region. Proposals addressing global issues are also eligible if these issues are explored in a regional context. This includes, for example, proposals about public health, public policy and climate change. Preference will be given to proposals concerning the regions represented by Ohio State's Area Studies Centers: Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Russia, Middle East, Central Asia and East Asia. Faculty projects must represent new or significantly expanded initiatives. Conference travel is not eligible for support.

Cost Sharing: Applicants will have obtained a cost-sharing contribution from their home unit in the amount of $1,000.

Awards: Awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,500, each representing a range of areas and disciplines, will be made by a jury of the area studies center directors nominated by the Office of International Affairs.

Application Contents

Proposals by faculty members can request funds for expenses incurred in international research such as travel, acquiring data and hosting a conference or workshop or organizing a speaker series. All proposals are judged on their academic merit and their potential impact, i.e. likelihood of producing high quality publications, external funds and/or special opportunities for a broad audience (especially students).

Proposals must include:

  • Application
  • 3 to 5 page description of the project
  • Budget sheet
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant(s)
  • Faculty may submit letters of support that pledge other funds to the project (not required)

Applications are due Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Application Submission Directions

Applications must be submitted electronically to: oia-grants@osu.edu

For more information or to ask questions regarding applications, please send an email to oia-grants@osu.edu.

Faculty members with winning grant applications are informed during spring semester. Funds may be accessed beginning July 1, 2014, and will be available for one year. Faculty members with winning grant applications will be expected to participate in an Internional Affairs Symposium in the coming year.