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Grants and Fellowships

The Department's graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for grants and fellowships to fund research, advanced language study, and research-related travel.
Additionally, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies has a (partly overlapping) list of funding opportunities available on their website. 

The following are some of the small grants offered by OSU that are relevant to Slavic studies.


Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Twice a year, up to $2,000 is awarded to support research and scholarship for doctoral candidates.
Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grants Program Up to $500 in grant funding is offered to graduate students with the intention of providing supplemental aid for research, including travel costs, research-related materials, or other expenses pertaining to the translation or transcription of primary research materials.
Career Development Grant $250 each are given to graduate students as an incentive to actively put forth an effort to invest in their own career development. Awards are given each academic term.
Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Summer Graduate Fellowships Full summer stipend ($4800) for innovative interdisciplinary research in cognitive and brain sciences.
Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grants for Projects on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity Up to $1,000 to Ph.D. Candidates for projects in the area of gender studies.
Dr. Gordon P. K. Chu Memorial Scholarship $1,000 is given to students planning to participate in a study abroad or independent study program. Scholarships are merit-based.
Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant Up to $1,000 is available for travel-related expenses for graduate students who wish to pursue research internationally.
The G. Micheal Riley International Academic Fund A stipend of $1000 is awarded graduate students in a Humanities field. Only two are awarded each year, and its primary function is to aid graduate students with abroad travel expenses.
International Affairs Grant $2000 to $4500 will be awarded to research projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy, or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region, and may include global issues. 
Mershon Center Grants for Research and Programing for faculty and students that can be used for research data collection (locally, nationally or internationally), conference travel, library costs, etc. Projects must "relate to one or more of the Mershon Center's areas of focus" in international security.

Phyllis Krum Scholarship For research or study in a European country or China. Preference is given to U.S. citizens pursuing a career in diplomatic or other governmental international service

Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service, Council of Graduate Students A travel award is available each academic session to graduate students as a way to reimburse their travel-related expenses and promote activity in their academic communities and within their respective fields.