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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 .

For more information or to discuss ideas for proposals, please send an email to .

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