ASC International Research Grant Competition

Applications, eligibility requirements, and recommendation forms for the Spring 2023 Arts and Sciences International Research Grant (IRG) competition are now available.

The scholarships, which typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $4,000, will be distributed during Spring semester of 2023. The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees.

Students and faculty are encouraged to apply for a grant to support an undergraduate student who can benefit from participation in research abroad. The general focus of these grants is to encourage students to engage in research in international venues with their faculty mentors.

To be eligible for the IRG, students must:

  • Intend to travel outside of the United States for a purpose related to their research project;
  • Be currently enrolled in a major program in Arts and Sciences;
  • Be earning a degree in the college of Arts and Sciences;
  • Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway;
  • Not be travelling to a risk-designated country (please note the information about travel restrictions, which is included on the application materials).

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2023 competition is Monday, February 13, 2023 (before 5:00 p.m.). Awards will be announced in April.

2021 International Research Experiences for Students Program

The American Chemical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. This program is seeking applicants who are interested in exploring chemistry and chemical engineering research in an international setting. ACS is working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021.

If selected, you will receive:

  • a generous stipend
  • a housing allowance
  • round trip airfare
  • health insurance while abroad
  • financial support to attend the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 2020. You may learn more and apply here. For more information, please submit any questions to

Please note that while ACS intends to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to cancellation if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities. 

Cross World Medics Summer Programs in South Africa!

Cross World Medics is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs. They are offering 1-8 week Medical, Nursing, Midwifery, and Veterinary programs in South Africa! The Cross World Medics program aims to democratize healthy living, but focuses more on clinical experience and community service. Students will be assigned to a clinic or hospital in South Africa to learn about global health initiatives, shadow health professionals, and serve vulnerable communities.

Cross World Medics Interns will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Shadow health professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Distinguish themselves as applicants to medical/graduate school
  • Immerse themselves in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

For  more information on these health programs, visit their Beyond Shadowing Page or apply online with their 2018 Application.

The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018, so don’t wait!

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students

2017 International Photography Competition

The submission deadline has passed. For more opportunities like this, please visit the opportunities page.

Are you interested in photography?  There is an upcoming competition in the Office of International Affairs, the annual International Photography Competition where Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos taken outside of the United States

There are three categories: people, places, and politics.

The deadline to submit photo(s) is October 9, 2017.

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Undergraduate Research Scholarship & International Research Grant

Students who have a major in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and the International Research Grant.

Scholarship amounts range from $500-$12,000 and the funds are put directly towards tuition and fees for the recipients.

The deadline for application is February 8, 2016 and selections are made by mid-April.

While applicants do not have to be members of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program, preference is given to students who are eligible to graduate with research distinction or with honors research distinction.

The application can be found by clicking here.