Undergraduate Student Research Funding Opportunities


Grant Focus


Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Full-year scholarships supporting research in any field that relates to cancer. Award: $12,000


Undergraduate & Faculty Community-Based Research Grants

These grants are designed to encourage and promote undergraduate student-led community based (CBR) projects. Award: $10,000-$13,000


Research Scholar Awards

Applications from students of all majors and ranks are accepted. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis and are due on the 1st of each month. Award: $1,000


OSU Libraries Undergraduate Research Experience

A 10 week full-time summer partnership experience with librarians and libraries common to many discipline areas. Proposed experience may involve scholarly communication, metadata, primary resources and artifacts, development of open education resources, knowledge discovery tools, bibliography/resource curation of a discipline, digitation, and more. Award: $3,500 


Professional Development Grants for Women

Full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above are eligible to apply for a Professional Development Grant. Award: up to $1,000

September and March

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The student must be enrolled in a major in the College of Education and Human Ecology and must be working toward completion of your Honors thesis to receive the award. S/he must be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) during spring semester.


Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships

Get paid to conduct independent summer research in any discipline in a foreign country. Award: $3,500


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

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.