PSI Grant and Scholarship Competitions

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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 a summer semester. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. 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

PSI grants fund the research of OSU faculty and post-candidacy PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that will enhance the understanding of Polish society and culture. Projects focusing on Polish-American culture are also welcome. Typically up to $1,500 in funding can be requested.

Application deadline for the both 2023 competitions is Friday, February 17, 2023!

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PSI Grant and Scholarship Details

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Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing more advanced training during Summer Semester 2023 (any session of the Summer Term beginning May 2, 2023 through August 6, 2023). Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Scholarship recipients will be asked to provide brief updates and/or articles for inclusion on the CSEEES website and other promotional items.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be enrolled as students at 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.

Prospective applicants should read the PSI Scholarship Info Sheet before starting the application.



The application is submitted completely online at the link below and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Applicants should have their supporting documents on hand when they are ready to submit an application as it must be completed at one time. A PSI Scholarship Preview is available to help applicants prepare the necessary documents. 


A complete application consists of:

  1. An Online Application Form; 
  2. A one-page, single-spaced Statement of Intent, uploaded in the Online Application Form;
  3. OSU Advising Report and transcripts from other institutions, uploaded in the Online Application Form; and
  4. Budget Estimate section within the Online Application Form.

Applications are due by Friday, February 17, 2023.

Students wishing to study abroad in Poland are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan for a domestic program in place if the ongoing war in Ukraine prevents study abroad programs in Poland from taking place. For a list of domestic Polish language programs, please visit the main PSI webpage.

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

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PSI announces a grant competition for all faculty and post-candidacy PhD students at OSU. Applicants can request up to $1,500 in funds for research to be conducted May 1 - September 1, 2023. 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 2023-24 academic year and/or write a brief article for the CSEEES website.

Prospective applicants should read the PSI Grant Info Sheet before starting the application.



The application is submitted completely online at the link below and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Applicants should have their supporting documents on hand when they are ready to submit an application as it must be completed at one time. A PSI Grant Preview is available to help applicants prepare the necessary documents.



Grant applications must include:

  • Completed Online 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

Applications and letters of support (for graduate students) are due by Friday, February 17, 2023.

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Since starting in 2012, PSI has awarded 36 scholarships for over $24,000 in student funding!

2022

  • Joseph Ernst, Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

2019

  • Emma Brzezinski, Department of Anthropology
  • Rachita Puri, Aerospace Engineering
  • Ekaterina Tikhonyuk, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
  • Alexander Vaeth, Material Science and Engineering
  • Ethan Weiland, Sociology

2018

  • Amanda Heath, Speech and Hearing
  • Sarah Holbert, Political Science
  • Austin Karr, Aerospace Engineering
  • Riley Sayers, International Studies

2017

  • Andrew Parra, Sociology
  • Jason Scheele, Aerospace Engineering
  • Jake Tischler, Criminology
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Since starting in 2012, PSI has awarded 13 grants to OSU faculty and post-candidacy PhD students, totaling over $18,000 in funding!

2022

  • Julia Keblinska, external faculty fellow at OSU's Global Arts and Humanities Society of Fellows

2019

  • Rebecca Mayus, Department of Anthropology

2017

  • Nicole Freeman, Department of History
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For questions about the scholarship or grant competition, please contact CSEEES' assistant director, Emma Pratt (pratt.124@osu.edu) or PSI program assistant, Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu).