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FIND FUNDING

Funding to support undergraduate research is available through Ohio State. Each award has its own requirements including specifics on what the funds can be used for. Deadlines vary, but most awards require an application be submitted far in advance of when the student will need the funds for. Be sure to thoroughly read all the information that is provided by each funding sources.

We encourage all students to discuss funding sources with their faculty mentor, peers and other connections that they may have through their research to learn about other opportunities that the OUR&CI may not be aware of.

Below is a list of awards that the OUR&CI is aware of including:

  • funding awards for all majors
  • funding awards for field-specific research
  • funding for research abroad
  • funding for Arts and Sciences majors
  • funding for Arts and Humanities majors
  • funding for History majors
  • funding for Natural and Mathematical Sciences majors
  • funding for Psychology majors
  • funding for Social and Behavioral Sciences majors
  • funding for College of Business majors
  • funding for College of Education and Human Ecology majors
  • funding for College of Engineering majors
  • funding for College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences majors
  • funding for Regional Campuses

The OUR&CI has also compiled a similar list for students who are interested in receiving funding for conference travel, as well as external funding sources.

Have you been funded before by a source not listed below? Please email ugresearch@osu.edu with the information of your funding source so that we can help spread the word to other students!

Funding Awards for All Majors

Funding Awards for Field-Specific Research

Funding for Research Abroad

Funding for Arts and Sciences Majors

  • International Research Grants
    Deadline: September 19, 2016 and February 6, 2017 by 5pm
    Awards to encourage students to engage in research in international venues with their faculty mentors.
  • Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship
    Deadline: February 10, 2017 by 4pm
    Preference for junior or senior women majoring/minoring in the sciences, who have a passion for exploration and/or aerospace.
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarships
    Deadline: September 19, 2016 and February 6, 2017 by 5pm
    For junior status students who are candidates for research distinction or is working on a significant research project.

Funding for Arts and Humanities Majors

History Majors

Natural and Mathematical Sciences Majors

Psychology Majors

  • Alkire Research Scholarship
    Deadline: March 1, 2017
    Award to help an outstanding junior or senior conduct research in psychology or the mental health field.
  • Billingslea Research Award
    Deadline: March 1, 2017
    Award to help an outstanding junior or senior conduct research in clinical psychology or a clinically related area.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Majors

College of Business Majors

College of Education and Human Ecology Majors

College of Engineering Majors

  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship
    Deadline: February 17, 2017 (Spring 17 deadline), May 26, 2017 (Summer 17 deadline), September 29, 2017 (Autumn 17 deadline)
    Scholarships for engineering majors pursuing a research or honors research thesis.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Majors

Regional Campuses