International Postdocs

Going in With Your Eyes Open: What to Ask Before Accepting a U.S. Postdoctoral Position

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is an important resource for international postdocs. OIA handles immigration issues, helps new students and scholars acclimate to the university and the city, and coordinates programs for those coming from abroad to train at Ohio State. The International Scholars section of the OIA site provides helpful information about visas and life in the United States and on campus.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is another helpful resource. Visit their International Postdoc section for a survival guide and news items.


Finding Funding Opportunities Available to International Postdocs

1. Go to our Fellowships page.

2. Under “External Postdoctoral Fellowships” look for fellowships marked with an asterisk *. International postdocs are allowed to apply for these. Make sure you thoroughly read the eligibility requirements for other fellowships.

3. Under “NPA Listings” click on the “Comprehensive List“. Filter by looking at the ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Other Details’ columns to see if you are eligible to apply for these fellowships.


New Postdoc Guide

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) has a Postdoc Guide for new international postdoctoral scholars.  This guide contains important resources about Ohio State and the transition to life in Columbus, Ohio.


English Courses for Postdocs

More information can be found here.


Tuition Assistance

More information can be found here.