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International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant


The Academic Enrichment Grant will not be offered in 2019.

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
  • 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

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

Grants awarded will be between $500 and $8,000.

  • Applicants with winning grant proposals will be informed the first week of April 2018.
  • 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 April 2018 to June 30, 2019.
  • Funds will not be awarded until the student enrolls in Ohio State's supplemental insurance program.

Travel Policies and Requirements
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. Visit educationabroad.osu.edu to register your travel and enroll in supplemental insurance.

Proposal Preparation
Proposals must include:

  • Abstract and research proposal: Abstract should not exceed one page (double spaced, 12 pt. font); research proposal should be three to five pages, double spaced, 12-point font. Please only include the title of the project and not the applicant(s) name(s)
  • A short (not to exceed two pages) curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé of the applicant
  • Itemized budget
  • 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. The letter can be emailed to oia-grants@osu.edu or attached with application but must be received by February 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Proposal Submission

  • Complete online application and submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. on February 9, 2018
  • Sample Application. This form is for reference only and should be used to prepare responses for the online application. Do not complete this form and upload it to the online application as it will not be accepted. 
  • Academic Enrichment Grants Common Application 2018

Contact Information

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