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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. Typically, the amount of the award will range from $500-$1,000, depending on the stage of academic career and intended program. 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 request.

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Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing more advanced training during Summer Semester 2020 (any session of the Summer Term beginning May 6, 2020 through August 2, 2020).

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, 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.

The 2020 application is now closed! Check back in the fall for 2021 application information!

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, 2020. 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 2020-21 academic year and/or write a brief article for the CSEES newsletter.

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, 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

The 2020 application is now closed! Check back in the fall for 2021 information!

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Since starting in 2012, PSI has awarded 34 scholarships for over $23,000 in student funding!

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 12 grants to OSU faculty and post-candidacy PhD students, totaling over $16,500 in funding!

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 csees@osu.edu.