Graduate Funding Opportunities


Nationwide Graduate Funding Opportunities

 (OSU Opportunities Below)

The Department of Defense (DoD) offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields and offers them career opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interdisciplinary areas of study.
The Jennings Randolph program awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities researching and writing doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peace.
These scholarships are for students to study at Middlebury College's Intensive Summer Language Program. The purpose of the program is to address today's critical need for more effective language study. Each individual grant covers the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) for one summer at the Middlebury Language Schools, plus transportation to and from Middlebury's Vermont campus and program-related expenses. The Kathryn Wasserman Davis grants are merit-based and intended primarily for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more the following areas: foreign languages; international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. 
NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Support is provided for domestic, international, and/or combined study.
The National Flagship Language Program was developed to address the urgent and growing need for Americans with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security. NFLP is designed to train participants to reach professional working proficiency in a target language, as measured by the federal Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level 3 and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) superior level.
In 2005, Sabanci University decided to announce and administer an international research award in order to encourage research on all aspects of Turkish culture, society and politics, and to uphold distinguished examples of fresh research with a view to engaging intellectual attention on Turkey’s role in the contemporary world.  The “Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award” has been endowed in honor of the late Sakıp Sabancı, Honorary Chairman of Sabancı University’s Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.
TAARII (formerly the American Association for Research in Baghdad, AARB) has been established to promote scholarly research on and in Iraq and ancient Mesopotamia. TAARII raises funds for graduate and post-graduate fellowships for Americans to work on Iraq in as broad a range of disciplines as possible.
Brothers Jalal and Mohammed Farzaneh recently donated $100,000 to the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation to establish the Jafar Farzaneh Endowed Scholarship for Iranian International Students. 
The largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
These grants provide support for advanced graduate students studying modern foreign languages and area studies (projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported). All doctoral degree candidates proposing full-time dissertation research abroad on topics that develop research knowledge and capabilities in world areas not commonly taught in U.S institutions are encouraged to apply. 
Graduate Funding for OSU
Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) provides up to $2,000.00 for dissertation research support to Ohio State doctoral candidates without any other research support from their department or advisor due to lack of funds. Other eligible candidates include those pursuing a comparable graduate degree requiring a thesis.
Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at The Ohio State University will award up to 10 dissertation and terminal Masters/MFA grants this year. Grants are intended to fund research and other activities that go into the preparation of a PhD dissertation, a thesis for a terminal Masters, or an MFA project.  Applications for graduate studies grants may be submitted by PhD candidates who will have passed general / candidacy examinations, at the latest, by the end of the year in progress. This year, students who must submit a thesis or a project to fulfill requirements for a Masters, MBA, or MFA also may be eligible. The student's advisor must verify that the thesis or project is a requirement and that a Masters degree is the terminal degree in the student's field at the national level.
DISCO, OSU's Diversity and Identity Studies Collective, awards a number of small grants every year, of up to $300.00, to undergraduate and graduate students presenting papers or conducting research.  
A merit-based scholarship that supports graduate students within the College of Humanities, with preference for international students, participating in a study abroad program/project. The scholarship amount is $1,000.00-$2,000.00, depending on the number of selected applicants.
Provides a stipend of $1,000.00 for graduate students of the College of Humanities who need to travel abroad for professional reasons. In particular, the Riley fund supports: Travel abroad by graduate students enrolled in degree programs offered by academic units in the College of Humanities, to engage in research, attend professional conferences, and/or participate in exchange programs offered by the College.
The Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at The Ohio State University (OSU) awards fellowships for Summer Semester and the Academic Year under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.  Languages for which awards will be made through MESC are Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. Applicants are responsible for examining the courses offered by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and then contacting NELC to verify that their requested level of language instruction will be offered.  Please note: the awarding of FLAS fellowships is dependent upon the availability of U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding.
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies supports research by Ohio State University faculty and students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars from other institutions with research and travel grants.
The Ohio State Office of International Affairs provides scholarships and grants for graduate students, including the International Affairs Grant, the Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace, the Phyllis Krumm Scholarship, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, the FLAS Fellowships, and the Mershon Center Graduate Student Grants.
These fellowships recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.  The fellowships provide financial support so that the student may devote one year of full-time study to the completion of the dissertation or degree project unimpeded by other duties. Recipients of this award embody the highest standards of scholarship in our graduate programs. Deadline: Friday, April 20.
The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program seeks to strengthen professional Jewish leadership in North America. All Wexner Graduate Fellows and Davidson Scholars make a commitment to serve in the North American Jewish community as a Jewish professional.Mershon Center Study Abroad Grants
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies supports research by Ohio State University faculty and students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars from other institutions with research and travel grants.

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