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Undergraduate Student Grants and Scholarships

International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant

Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

This grant competition, with separate tracks for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Proposals are sought for a wide range of research projects, including those that:

  • Promote active research collaborations between Ohio State faculty and partners
  • Address global issues in a regional context
  • Connect discipline-specific research to the implementation of projects and programs in diverse geopolitical and cultural settings
  • Explore the languages, cultures, arts,social sciences and area studies

Grant Categories
International Affairs research grants are available in the following categories:

  • Faculty Research
  • Graduate Student Research
  • Undergraduate Student Research

Project Criteria
The competition supports proposals from all academic disciplines for proposed research projects in any world region

Proposals for specific research projects can request funds to support:

  • Travel expenses related to research or a research collaboration (transportation, lodging, airfare, other)
  • Research project expenses (eg. acquiring data, supplies and materials)
  • Costs for development and hosting of a conference, workshop, speaker series (professional conference travel is not eligible for support)
  • PhD dissertation and pre-dissertation research, MA thesis projects, faculty guided undergraduate student research projects

The competition will fund between 10 and 15 awards of $3,000 to $8,000

  • Applicants with winning grant proposals will be informed the last week of March 2017.
  • Award funds for faculty and graduate students are distributed in the form of a budget transfer to the applicant's home department. Award funds for undergraduate students are transferred to the Office of the Bursar and credited to the student's statement of account.
  • Funds may be accessed during the term of the award from March 2017 to June 30, 2018.

For student applicants:
Student activities are subject to university requirements regarding travel to risk-designated countries. Read Ohio State's travel policies and requirements.

All Ohio State students traveling abroad for academic purposes must be enrolled in international supplemental insurance, providing not only health insurance but coverage for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.

Proposal Preparation:
Proposals must include:

  • A brief abstract, not to exceed one page (double spaced, 12 pt. font)
  • A 3-5 page (double spaced, 12 pt. font) narrative proposal
  • A short (not to exceed two pages) curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé of the applicant

      Students Only:

  • A copy of the student's advising report (available for download from Buckeye Link)
  • One letter of recommendation from an Ohio State faculty member, such as the dissertation/thesis advisor if appropriate

Proposal Submission:

Complete online application and submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Academic Enrichment Grants Common Application 2017

Contact Information:
For more information or to ask questions regarding applications, please send an email to oia-grants@osu.edu.

Additional funding opportunities: