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, internships, and study abroad programs. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing more advanced training during Summer Semester 2017 (any session of the Summer Term beginning May 10, 2017 through August 6, 2017). 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); and
  3. Graduate students must be pre-candidacy, still in coursework, and have no outstanding incompletes

Download the 2017 PSI Scholarship Application

For information about study abroad programs and summer language programs, visit the Resources section on PSI's main page.

Grants for Research in Polish Studies

May 1-September 1, 2017

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 funds research 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 plans. Projects focusing on Polish-American culture are also welcome. Those awarded grants will be asked either to give a presentation of their work and research during the 2017-18 academic year and/or write a brief article for in the PSI newsletter.

Grant applications must include:

  • Completed application form;
  • A 500-word abstract of the project;
  • Itemized research budget, including other sources of funding requested;
  • Four- to five-page, double-spaced statement elaborating the purpose, method, anticipated products, and significance of the project;
  • Curriculum vitae; and
  • For graduate students only, please include a letter from your PhD advisor detailing how this research grant will aid your dissertation research.

PDF icon Download the 2017 Research Grant Application