Office of International Affairs Funding
Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students, with minimum GPA of 3.30 admitted to an Ohio State approved semester/summer-long study abroad program while attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program.
Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship
Established September 1, 1999 to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved semester, May session, summer or academic year study abroad programs.
Ralph D. Mershon Study Abroad Scholarship
To support undergraduates who wish to enhance their educational experience by studying in a foreign country.
Arts & Sciences
Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
ASC Merit & Need-Based Scholarships are funds directed toward undergraduate students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. They have been designated by the donor(s) for a specific major or group of majors in the humanities or in the natural and mathematical sciences.
Study Abroad & Travel Funds
College of Arts and Sciences travel scholarships are for students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by The Ohio State University and/or an OSU academic unit, or a student's independent travel that is overseen by a member of the OSU faculty.
Research and Creative Activity Grants
Listing of grants grouped as Research and Creative Activity Grants for students who have attained junior standing and could be a potential candidate for graduation with (honors) research distinction, or present other evidence of work on a significant research project.
The College of Arts and Sciences listing of Diversity Scholarships, a variety of scholarships offered to support students in under-represented groups.
Other Ohio State Funding Opportunities
Critical Difference for Women
- Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity: Gives research grants to support research, not dissertation writing, on any area of women's lives.
- Professional Development Grants: Awarded to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women and can be used for: participation and/or presentation at professional conferences, seminars, or workshops; research; materials, equipment, supplies, or other expenses directly related to career or professional development; developing articles or books for publication; and networking or mentoring activities.
Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- The Huntington International Fellowship is intended to permit students majoring in the humanities with interest and supporting work in international business and trade to spend an extended time abroad to enhance their fluency in the foreign language, their knowledge of the foreign culture, and their understanding of the workings and environment of international commerce.
External Funding Opportunities
National Geographic Early Career and Exploration Grants
Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
Kathryn Davis Fellowship
The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
This program attracts outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.
Student Translation Award
The American Translators Association (ATA) will award a grant-in-aid to a student for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers over 1,900 opportunities for students to study, research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. Please carefully review the requirements for your country of interest on the U.S. Fulbright Website.
Boren Awards for International Study
- Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- A variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships are open to graduate students through the Fulbright Program.
- The Fulbright Program does not offer grants or scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduates. However, recent graduates are eligible for its English Teaching Assistantships.
Department of Defense
- The SMART Scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.
United States Institute of Peace
- The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program awards scholarships to students writing dissertations that relate to international peacebuilding and conflict management.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
- The Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Research must be carried out in two or more countries outside of the U.S., at least one of which hosts an American overseas research center.