Grants and Scholarships

Global Gateways Initiative Grants


To support faculty working on projects that align with the goals of the Global Gateways in Brazil, China and India.

Eligibility and conditions

Amount of funding

A total of three to five projects in the three Gateway regions will be awarded. Each grant award will be capped at no more than $35,000.

To apply

Review the grant guidelines, prepare a project narrative, budget, list of personnel and obtain letter of support. Submit your application via email directly to the Global Gateways

Deadline and key dates

Grant guidelines

The Global Gateways Initiative grant program encourages knowledge-creation and problem-solving through research and academic events. Funded and supported by the Office of International Affairs’ Global Gateways and Partnerships unit, the awarded projects will help realize the full potential of the Global Gateways networks. Proposals may be submitted for individual projects, exploration of new partnerships or continuation of work with established partners.

The grant program will support new, innovative projects that foster excellence in any of the following areas of interest:

Application requirements

Project Narrative

A detailed project description of no more than three pages that describes the project phases, data sources and goals of the study must be provided. Application should note if the proposed project will build on research projects that have already secured funding, including the source of funding. Applications should explain the role to be played by the Global Gateways network and/or the Office of International Affairs. Projects with principal investigators from multiple departments and/or colleges are encouraged.

The narrative should include:

Letter of Support

A letter of support from the department chair or dean indicating the project’s significance to the department and/or college’s objectives and reaffirming that the project will have benefits beyond the applicant.


Listing of all personnel who will be involved in the project.


A project budget that lists the uses and sources of funds (if any, in addition to the grant amount) to complete the project goals. Budgets should be one-time amounts to be expended during the 12-month grant period. Supplies, including computer hardware and software, must be justified in terms of the proposed research. If funds for personnel are requested, please be specific as to the individual's role in the project. Cost sharing with the department/center/college and/or local collaborating partner is encouraged.

Allowable costs include:

Ineligible expenses include:

Awards will be given on a cost-reimbursable basis with funding remitted in the form of reimbursements after expenses are submitted via Workday.

Proposal evaluation

Eligible proposals will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of faculty and administrators. In reviewing the proposals, priority will be given to projects that:

Criteria upon which proposals will be evaluated include:


Awardees must submit a one- to two-page report, including accounting of expenditures and any external funding received, within 30 days of the termination of the grant period. These reports will be reviewed, and portions of the report may be reprinted. In addition, recipients may be asked to present their findings at a workshop or seminar hosted by the Office of International Affairs and/or Global Gateways and Partnerships.

Any publication or creative endeavor arising from work supported by the fund should acknowledge the Office of Academic Affairs at The Ohio State University.