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.
Proposals must include:
Applications are due Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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.