Graduate Student Research Funding Opportunities

Dissertation Year Support


Grant Focus



Provides grants for graduate students to travel for specific research, study opportunities, or dissertation research in modern foreign languages and specific area studies that must be conducted in another country.

The deadline for the FY 2016 award has not yet been announced. Contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser at

Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

October 6, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Time

OSU Graduate School
(multiple opportunities)

First-Year Fellowships

Graduate School Matching Tuition and Fee Award

Multiple-Year Fellowships

J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship

Presidential Fellowships

Summer Research Opportunities Program Graduate School Fellowships

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship

Varies depending on opportunity – see links to the left

OSU Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship

Provides up to $2000 for dissertation research support to doctoral candidates without any other research support from their department or advisor. Other eligible candidates include those pursuing a comparable graduate degree requiring a thesis. Although eligibility is based on financial need, awards are based on merit.

The competition is held twice each year, during autumn and spring semesters.

OSU Presidential Fellowships


(submissions accepted twice a year)

General Support


Grant Focus


OSU Pelotonia Graduate Fellowship Program (cancer)

Support for students in any field or discipline conducting cancer research. Funds are raised by Ohio State’s annual bike tour, Pelotonia. Awardees are paid a competitive stipend and the Graduate School provides fee authorizations.


OSU Graduate Teaching Fellows Program

The OSTEP Graduate Teaching Fellows Program offers support and opportunities for senior graduate students who are nominated by their college, school, or department to develop new, discipline–specific teaching support activities for other GTAs in their units.


OSU Graduate School Funding

Financial support for Ohio State graduate students is awarded in the form of associateships, fellowships, or traineeships.


OSU Office of International Affairs Grants and Scholarships

The Ohio State Office of International Affairs provides scholarships and grants for graduate students.

Multiple opportunities available. Deadlines vary – see page for additional information

EHE International Program Office

There are FOUR different financial supports for Study Abroad and three of these are offered by the College of Education and Human Ecology.


EHE Scholarships and Student Enrichment

Scholarships and development opportunities in EHE.


EHE Office of Research Graduate Student Travel Grant

Funding to support graduate students presenting research at a conference.

Applications due prior to travel

Additional Funding Programs


Grant Focus


Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grants for Projects on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity

Grants are intended to fund research and other activities that go into the preparation of a dissertation, thesis for a terminal Masters, or an MFA project.


Critical Difference for Women - Professional Development Grants

Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration.

March & September

International Affairs Graduate Grant

Promote the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and peoples through academic study.


Mershon Center for International Security Studies Research Grants

To support travel and research on topics related to international security.


Mershon Center for International Security Studies Student Research Grants

Support travel and research on topics related to international security.


OCIO Learning Technology Grants

Professional Development Grants support the professional development of faculty to incorporate educational technology into their teaching or research and of instructional and information technology staff beyond customary job training.

Varies depending on the grant (some continuous grants available)

Office of International Affairs Grants and Scholarships

Grants will be given for projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region. Proposals addressing global issues are also eligible if these issues are explored in a regional context.


SEEDS: OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program

Address problems of importance to agriculture, the food industry and the environment aspects of these problems.