Study Abroad News
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applicants for the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. These grants provide support for advanced graduate students studying modern foreign languages and area studies. All doctoral degree candidates proposing full-time dissertation research abroad on topics that develop research knowledge and capabilities in world areas not commonly taught in U.S. institutions must apply to the Office of International Affairs by Friday, April 17. Grants support field research of six to 12 months in duration. Eligibility is restricted to students who possess the requisite language skills for the dissertation project, and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To learn more about the application process, contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fulbright-hays.osu.edu.
Wolfe scholarship recipient, Kelsey Ryan, a junior majoring in neuroscience traveled to to Karnataka, India as part of the 2014 Public Health Perspectives: India study abroad program. The Office of International Affairs asked Caroline to share her advice when searching and applying for scholarships that help fund education abroad.
When/how far in advance did you begin researching and/or applying for scholarships?
I began researching scholarships in November and December of 2013, since many scholarship deadlines are in January for summer programs. I would allow two to three months before the deadline of the scholarship application to search for and find scholarships that best suit the student and ones in which he or she would have the best chance of receiving.