Council of Graduate Students Updates: Scholarships and Grants! ACT NOW!

Apply for the Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship


Funding Period 4 Deadline: February 1, 2016.

Conference dates must begin on/ between: April  – June 

See our webpage for information:


Apply for the Career Development Grant


The Career Development Grant awards up to $350 for professional development (non-research activities).

Funding Period 4 Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference dates must begin on/ between: April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017

See our webpage for information:


NOTE: Apply by the application deadline if you are hoping to present at a conference that falls within an application period’s dates, even if you have not yet received word regarding your conference submission.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition Deadline Feb. 1, 2017

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for its 2017-18 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-18 fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training. Eligible languages taught at Ohio State include Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, and Uzbek, however, subject to approval, fellowships may be used for study at other U.S. institutions or to study abroad. The fellowship deadline is February 1, 2017.

All students interested in applying should plan on attending an Information Session. Upcoming sessions on are November 29, December 2, December 6, and January 11.

Questions can be addressed to Eileen Kunkler, the Slavic Center assistant director, at

Education and Human Ecology Scholarships


We know what a scholarship, fellowship, or grant can mean for students who are counting every penny.  In fact, many EHE donors, administrators, and faculty members have memories of getting financial aid just when they needed it most.  With this in mind, the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually to EHE students.


In the past, students have said that they did not apply for EHE Scholarships because they thought their GPA and test scores were not high enough. In EHE, we regard merit as a holistic concept that takes into account more than just GPA and test scores. Therefore, we encourage all current and prospective EHE students to apply. We have many unique scholarships for which you may qualify, and with a single application, you will be eligible for up to 300 different funding opportunities.

EHE Scholarship applications are live NOW:

For the 2017-2018 academic year only (this covers SU17, AU17, & SP18)


The deadlines to apply for EHE Scholarships are:

  • Jan. 16, 2017 – Deadline for current graduate and undergraduate students and future graduate students at main and regional campuses.
  • Feb. 13, 2017 – Deadline for future undergraduate students at main and regional campuses.
  • April 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. for priority awarding for incoming undergraduate transfer students and May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. is the final deadline for any possible consideration.

Students must complete a 2017-2018 EHE Scholarship application to be eligible for scholarships for next year.

In addition to the 2017-2018 general EHE Scholarship applications, the EHE Scholarships webpage also has applications and information for students seeking professional development/travel awards and other unique scholarships.


As a current or prospective EHE student, we hope you will take advantage of these resources. Please take a few minutes to visit us at


Questions? Please contact Ramsey

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Due 10/28

AGGRS: Extended Deadline

October 28, 5 p.m.

The Graduate School is extending the deadline for the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship until October 28.

The AGGRS program provides grants to support the research and scholarship of doctoral and terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses. Most grants are made for $2-3,000, but in cases of exceptional need, the committee will consider awards up to $5,000.

Contact: Ben Reder

EHE Office of Research-Dissertation Research Fellowship Applications!

Once again the EHE Office of Research will oversee the Dissertation Research Fellowship program for the 2017-2018 academic year. We wanted to get the process started early in the semester, so that applicants have sufficient time to assemble their packets.


At this time, Educational Studies will plan on nominating two (2) candidates for one (1) dissertation year fellowship.


The EHE Office of Research website already has posted the application guidelines for the Fellowship.  They can be found at


Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, up to a 6-page application, letters of support from their dissertation advisor and two other faculty members, a CV, and a Graduate School advising report.  The award includes a stipend as well as tuition for dissertation credit hours for Fall and Spring of 2017-2018.  The advisor should comment on other sources of funding that might be necessary to complete the dissertation.  The evaluation of the proposal by the advisor and the two other faculty members should focus on the demonstrated scholarship and future potential for scholarly excellence.  Evidence of previous research productivity is an important consideration.  Note that these awards can be held simultaneously with other external fellowships (e.g., Spencer dissertation fellowship) and are intended to support your top doctoral candidates.


The deadline for students to submit their packet to Deb Zabloudil is January 20, 2017.  These should then be forwarded to the appropriate Graduate Studies chair.  Please submit the documents electronically to When you view the web site, it will tell you to submit your documents to Dr. Anderman’s office. Please don’t do that. Submit them to me instead so I can take them directly to the Graduate Studies Committee for review.


Although students need not be candidates at the time of application, they must be candidates by the end of Summer Session 2017 to be eligible to receive the award.  Students who have previously received the Dissertation Fellowship award are not eligible for consideration of continued support.



Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Opportunity

The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution will offer a joint fellowship program.  This is the sixth year of the competition.  Applications are due 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2016.


The award provides one-year pre-doctoral fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities in association with members of its research staff.  To be eligible to apply, students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation.


All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.  The online guide, ­Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (, outlines Smithsonian research activities and lists the research staff.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff members to discuss their proposed research and its feasibility at the Smithsonian.


Please visit the Smithsonian website at: for all the particulars and pertinent links.

Best Regards,


Theresa R. Hazelwood, MSW, LISW-S
Director of Fellowship Services
The Graduate School
250 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

Critical Difference Professional Development Grants Available

Professional Development and Women of Color Advancement Grants are available for women faculty and staff continuously employed by Ohio State for at least one year and students (graduate/professional students with a 3.0 GPA and undergraduates with a 2.5 GPA). Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration. Applications are available online and due Thursday (9/22). Be sure to check out the link at for more information.

Holmes Scholarship Applications DUE September 1, 2016

News from EHE ODI


Dear Students,


The EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement sponsors students to participate in the annual Holmes Scholars Initiative, which is a program through the American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education (AACTE). The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program supports traditionally underrepresented doctoral students who are pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. This program provides a number of resources and networking opportunities for participating doctoral students, including: professional development, mentorship, peer and faculty support, and other opportunities that prepare doctoral students to assume leadership and faculty positions upon receiving the doctorate degree.


EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is accepting applicants for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are interested in becoming a recipient, complete the Holmes Scholarship App_2016 and submit all required materials by September 1, 2016. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.


For questions, please contact Ryann Randall at






EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

College of Education & Human Ecology
163 Arps Hall | 1945 N High Street Columbus, OH 43210
Office: 614-292-1936