The Offices of International Affairs, with the support of the Office of Research, the Graduate School, and the Office of Student Academic Excellence, is sponsoring a grant competition for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.
Proposals are sought for a wide range of research and scholarship projects, which include but are not limited to:
- Conducting international research and creative expression at home and abroad
- Addressing global issues in regional contexts
- Advancing new global-oriented knowledge in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary contexts
- Implementing projects and programs in diverse political, economic and cultural settings
- Exploring area studies, research and scholarship on any geographical or cultural region
- Developing and testing international education that enhances equity, diversity access, gender, and racial justice
Please view previous award topics & recipients.
The proposals are assessed by evaluators from across a variety of disciplines, so proposals should be written for non-disciplinary reviewers.
Awards are based on merit, according to the following criteria:
- Implementing the research or scholarly project within time and budget proposed
- Quality of project within its context
- Appropriateness of proposed budget
- Proposals that have other funding or in kind will be given preference
Proposals can request funds to support, among other things:
- Research project expenses (e.g. data acquiring, mining, or digitizing, supplies, materials)
- Development thesis, manuscripts, and publications
- Development and hosting of a conference, workshop, speaker series
Note: Professional conference travel or fees are not eligible under this award.
This grant is subject to policy and university expenditure requirements, including travel to risk-designated countries. Read Ohio State's international travel policies and requirements.
Proposal Preparation and Submission
Please include the title of project without the name of applicant(s) as this is a blind review.
- Abstract not exceeding 300 words
- Narrative not exceeding five pages, double spaced, 12 pt. (excluding references)
- Budget – including cost sharing, departmental stipend, or other course development resources
- A short resume, not to exceed one page
- A one page letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor
- Submit Application Materials - Only readable applications with completed materials will be reviewed
Stipends will range from $1,000 to $5,000. Funds will be transferred to the recipient's unit after July 1, 2024.
The recipients sign the policy governing the funds, which includes:
- Proposals due: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
- Results from the 2024-2025 IRS Grant will be announced via email in February 2024
Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.