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Temporary Suspension of GSIRI for the 2023-2024 Academic Year


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are temporarily suspending the GSIRI Grant Initiative for the 2023-2024 academic year. This was not an easy decision, as we recognize the significance of this funding opportunity for EHE graduate students.

Next Steps

Although we won’t be accepting applications for this academic year, we encourage interested students to continue their research efforts and remain engaged with GSIRI. We are optimistic about resuming our grant initiative for the 2024-2025 academic year. If you have any questions, please reach out to


Submit Your Idea Here, and We Will Post It!

The Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (GSIRI) will award $10,000 in support to teams of graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research.

We suggest that you get your ideas submitted as quickly as possible so that you have plenty of time to pull together your team and complete your proposal. ORIC will continue to post new ideas on the GSIRI website until  TBA.

Idea posting is the required first step in the GSIRI’s grant process.

How to Submit Your Idea

To submit your idea, simply complete the survey.

We will use the information you provide to post your project on the GSIRI website, and if needed, begin our efforts to help you form your team and find a faculty sponsor.

To complete the survey, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Investigator Name (first and last)
  2. Investigator OSU email (
  3. Department and program

If you already have team members or a faculty sponsor, you will need to enter their information on the survey as well.

Other Information You Will Need

  1. Title: The project title should be no more than 150 characters long (shorter is better).
  2. Short Title:   A short but descriptive title no more than 50 characters long.
  3. Primary Research Aim:  500 characters maximum.
  4. Brief Abstract:   A brief summary of your idea no more than 1500 characters.
  5. Description of Other Team Members you are Looking For: We will need a “job title” and brief expertise description for each opening you have on your team.

When We Receive Your Idea:

We will create a web page for your project, share this information with prospective team members and faculty sponsors, and help you find the right people to complete your team.  Other graduate students interested in joining your team will contact you through email.

We will send you an email to confirm the receipt of your idea.  If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please send an email to Debbie Jones at