Grants / Scholarships

Polish Studies Initiative

Student Scholarships

The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) aims to support the study of Polish language and culture through summer intensive language programs and study abroad programs. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing more advanced training during Maymester or summer semester (beginning May 2015 or Summer 2015). The amount of the award will range from $500-$1,000, depending on the stage of academic career and intended program.


  1. Applicants must be enrolled as students The Ohio State University (OSU) at the time of application as well as throughout the period of the award
  2. Undergraduate students must be in good academic standing (3.2 GPA or higher)
  3. Graduate students must be pre-candidacy, still in coursework, and have no outstanding incompletes

The 2015 application window has closed. Please check back in fall 2015 for information on the 2016 comeptition.

For information about study abroad programs and summer language programs, visit PSI Resources.

Grants for Research in Polish Studies

May 1-September 1, 2015

PSI announces a grant competition for all faculty and post-candidacy PhD students at OSU. Applicants can request up to $1,500 in funds. PSI aims to support research and curriculum development in the arts, humanities and social sciences that will enhance the understanding of Polish society and culture. In the project statement, candidates should explain their disciplinary background within the field of Polish Studies, their goals for this grant period, and a brief outline of their research or curriculum development plans. Projects focusing on Polish-American culture are also welcome. Those awarded grants will be asked to present the results of their work under the grant at a public meeting sponsored by PSI in the autumn 2015 semester.

Faculty grant applications must include:

  • Standard cover sheet that includes 500-word abstract of the project
  • Itemized budget
  • Four- to five-page double-spaced statement elaborating the purpose, method, anticipated products, and significance of the project
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate students: please include a letter from your PhD advisor detailing how this research grant will aid your dissertation research

The 2015 application window has closed. Please check back in fall 2015 for information on the 2016 comeptition.

For more information on past awards, please visit the Past Research Grant Recipients webpage.