Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Fulbright Program

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. Candidates interested in studying or conducting research abroad will need to develop an independent program proposal and secure an in-country affiliation. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal. You may only apply to one country to do one project. The first step is to select where you would like to go and what you plan to do while in the country. Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. Please carefully review the requirements for your country of interest. This information is also available on the U.S. Fulbright Website.

The Ohio State University

Professional Development Grants for Women

OSU's Critical Difference for Women offers Professional Development Grants designed to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women.

Office of International Affairs Funding

  • Jutta and Peter Neckermann Study Abroad Scholarship
    Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and attending an Ohio State approved semester/summer-long study abroad program in Germany in a degree-granting program.
  • 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 and 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 for students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by The Ohio State University (managed by the Office of International Affairs) and/or an OSU academic unit, or a student's independent travel that is overseen by a member of the OSU faculty and for which OSU academic credit will be earned.

Research and Creative Activity Grants

Listing of grants grouped as Research and Creative Activity Grants for students who have attained junior standing and meet one of the following criteria: be a potential candidate for graduation with (honors) research distinction, or present other evidence of work on a significant research project.

Diversity Scholarship

The College of Arts and Sciences listing of Diversity Scholarships, a variety of scholarships offered to support students in under-represented groups.

National Geographic

Young Explorers Grants Program

The Young Explorers Grant Program (YEG) offers opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. 

MSc Brazil in Global Perspective

A Master’s program offered by the King's Brazil Institute, King’s College London, that addresses political, social, economic and cultural changes in Brazil, in a global perspective. Taking a range of classes, students explore some of the major challenges and questions regarding Brazil and its place in the world at large:
     How can Brazil balance environmental sustainability with resource management?
     What is Brazil’s role in regional and global geo-politics?
     How does Brazil negotiate economic growth with social justice and demands for human

The MSc Brazil in Global Perspective offers:

4 x £5000 tuition fee bursaries (application deadline 31 March 2014)
Specialization in a range of fields including history, politics and international relations, sociology, economics, geography and the environment, culture
The option to study Portuguese and other languages
A choice of modules from other departments at King's, including the India, China, North America, Russia and International Development Institutes

The King’s Brazil Institute

Career development through specially tailored internships in the UK and Brazil
Grounding for a future academic career through methodological training 

Contact: brazil-institute@kcl.ac.uk
Information on funding

IABA - Chapter of the Americas

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

The goals of the International Auto/Biography Association – Chapter of the Americas are to foster the participation of scholars from the Americas within the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) while building research networks and supporting partnerships between scholars in the Western Hemisphere. The chapter accomplishes this work by organizing biennial conferences and facilitating contacts and collaborations through this website.
The Americas Chapter of IABA was founded at the conference, “Auto/Biography across the Americas: Reading beyond Geographic and Cultural Divides,” held from 22-25 July 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A second conference is currently being organized for 2015 on the campus of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
The International Auto/Biography Association was founded in 1999 as a multidisciplinary network that aims to broaden the world vision of auto/biographers, scholars and readers, to deepen the cross-cultural understanding of self, identity and experience, and to carry on global dialogues on life writing.
IABA-Americas is affiliated with a/b: Auto/Biography Studies http://www.abstudies.web.unc.edu, which, as of 2014, is part of the Routledge Literature Portfolio of journals. There is also a new IABA Americas website http://iaba-americas.org. Other resources in our field  include the IABA list-serve with information about conferences and scholarly networks around the world. (To sign up for this non-chatty list, contact craighow@hawaii.edu)

Global Gateways 

Essential job duties:
This position contributes to the international dimension of The Ohio State University by providing program support to the Global Gateways of The Ohio State University; coordinates day-to-day operations and program activities for the Gateways; serves as a liaison and point of contact on programs and activities for Gateway offices overseas and Ohio State academic units; researches and tracks Ohio State collaborations in Gateway regions; builds and manages relationships with the Office of International Affairs and Academic and Support Units, including but not limited to Colleges, Professional Schools, Regional Campuses, Student Life, Legal Affairs and the Global Gateways; shares information with the central communications unit of the Office of International Affairs, which is responsible for publicizing and communicating the range of international activities in which Ohio State is involved; plans, schedules, and executes events to further the goals of the Global Gateway office; serves as the Ohio State program manager for the Universitas21 relationship.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in Communications, Business or related filed or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in program planning and administration; knowledge of university structures; expert in MS Office Suite; skilled in intercultural relations; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work well independently and as part of a team

This is an Administrative & Professional position.  If you are interested in applying or you know someone who may be interested, please visit the OSU Job Posting Site to apply:

The Office of International Affairs is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer.

Questions about the position or OIA’s hiring processes may be directed to the OIA HR Manager, Patricia Palominos-Dunaeff, at palominos.dunaeff.1@osu.edu, or 247-2031.

Andean Music Ensemble

Learn how to play Andean music and sing in Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara! Musical and language experience is welcome but is not necessary to join the class. No prerequisites. No auditions. Course credit counts toward SPPO Andean and Amazonian Minor, Quechua, FLAS, Small enseble requirement in Music. Register for 1 credit.

Prof. Michelle Wibbelsman: wibbelsman.1@osu.edu