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Graduate/Professional Student Grants and Scholarships

International Affairs Grant

Graduate Student Grant Competition - 2014

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

Projects: Grants will be given for research 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 as they affect a given region of the world. Preference will be given to proposals concering the regions represented by Ohio State's Area Studies Centers. Conference travel is not eligible for support. 

Use: International Affairs grants can be used by graduate students in support of PhD dissertation and pre-dissertation research as well as for M.A. thesis projects.

Cost Sharing: Applicants will have obtained a cost-sharing contribution from their home unit in the amount of $500.

Awards: Awards of $2,000 to $4,500, each represenating 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 for research can request funds for expenses such as travel, acquiring data, and hosting a conference or workshop. Research proposals are judged on their academic merit and their likelihood of producing high quality publications and/or external funds.

Proposals must include:

  • Application
  • 3 to 5 page description of the project
  • Budget sheet for research program
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant(s)
  • Students must submit two letters of recommendation from Ohio State faculty members, including the dissertation/thesis advisor, as well as their advising report


Applications are due Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Application Submission Directions

Applications must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information or to discuss ideas for proposals, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Students with winning grant applications are informed spring semester 2014. Funds may be accessed beginning July 1, 2014, and will be available for one year.

International Affairs Grant Winners