The Department frequently receives announcements for academic grants and research competitions and other award opportunities. This is by no means an exhaustive list and students are encouraged to check out the links below in addition to the content listed here. Please pay special attention to competition deadlines and instructions. Most grants and competitions need to be submitted with the assistance of Laurie Rosenberg of The Ohio State University Research Foundation. Please contact Laurie no later than one month before the due date of the grant or competition.
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NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Description: The Undergraduate Fellowship Office is looking for applicants for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program for sophomores interested in oceanic and atmospheric sciences! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, recruit and prepare students for careers in education and with the NOAA and other agencies. The scholarship provides academic assistance (up to $8,000) for full-time study during the academic year, a 10-week, full-time paid internship during the summer at an NOAA facility, and, if reappointed, academic assistance for a second academic year. Eligible students will be sophomores with cumulative AND quarter GPAs of at least 3.0, who are majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, technology, or education (e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; teacher education). The Hollings application deadline is January 6, 2012. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Fellowship Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance and assistance. In addition, we will be holding a Hollings Scholarship Information Session on the following date: - Thursday, November 17th at 4:30pm at Kuhn Honors & Scholars House For more information about the Hollings, visit the NOAA website, http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html. A complete list of fellowship opportunities and info sessions is available on our website, http://fellowships.osu.edu.
Contact Info: email@example.com
Requirements: Sophmore with GPA > 3.0
Kathryn Fuller Doctoral Fellowships
The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund
Deadline: Until Filled
Advancing Conservation through Science
For nearly 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into our work. As part of its commitment to advancing conservation through science, WWF established the Kathryn Fuller Doctoral Fellowships to support PhD students working on issues of exceptional importance and relevance to conservation in one of the WWF-US priority places.
This year, the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund will support doctoral research in the following three areas. (Click on links to see suggested research topics.)
As part of their Awards, Fuller Doctoral Fellows receive:
* Fuller Doctoral Fellows receive either $15,000 or $20,000 depending on the location of their research and home university. Fellows with field research based in a WWF-priority place outside the country of their universities are eligible to receive $20,000. Fellows with field research based within the country of their home universities are eligible to receive $15,000. Fuller Fellowships may be used to cover allowable research-related expenses. (See section on eligible and ineligible expenses.)
Fuller Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. Eligible candidates must submit a completed application form along with two letters of recommendation and other supporting documents to WWF by the application deadline. An interdisciplinary panel of experts is convened to review applications and to identify top candidates based on the following criteria:
For questions or further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Deadline: Anually, See Website
Description: The Mershon Center for International Security Studies seeks applications from Ohio State graduate students for grants to support travel and research on topics related to international security.
Funds may be used for a variety of purposes related to the conduct of research including travel costs, food and lodging expenses, interview or library fees, survey costs, and other expenses
Contact Info: email@example.com
Requirements: Current OSU Student
International Affairs Grant
Office of International Affairs
Deadline: Annually, Usually Mid-Februrary
Description: The purpose of the Office of International Affairs faculty and student grant competition is to promote the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and peoples through academic study.
Grants will be given for projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy, or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region. Proposals addressing global issues are also eligible if these issues are explored in a regional context. This includes, for example, proposals about public health, public policy, and climate change.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Current OSU Student
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: Bi-Annually, Usually in February and October
Description: The Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged into the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Support also is provided for projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate education into the overall research agenda.
Contact Info: (See Webpage)
Requirements: Current Doctoral Student, extensive application process
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