Funding

Funding Opportunities

To assist graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU), the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) compiles information on grants and other funding opportunities. It is also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) granting institution.

Internal

Graduate Students

  1. The Graduate School:
  • University FellowshipThe University Fellowship is awarded by OSU's Graduate School to incoming graduate students.  Applicants that apply by the priority deadline and indicate on the "Funding Opportunities" section of their application that they wish to be considered for "Fellowship" and then are admitted to the CSEES MA program can be eligible.  The CSEES MA committee then will review applicants and nominate them for the University Fellowship based on Graduate School criteria.  The Graduate School then evaluates the nominees and awards the fellowships.   
  • Presidential Fellowship: The Presidential Fellowship is awarded by OSU's Graduate School to graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research.  The Presidential Fellowship provides financial support so that each Presidential fellow may devote one year of full-time study to the completion of his or her dissertation or degree project unimpeded by other duties. Competitions are held autumn and spring semesters. 
  1. Council of Graduate Students:
  1. Office of International Affairs Grants:
  • International Affairs Grant: An annual grant competition in support of PhD dissertation and pre-dissertation research as well as for M.A. thesis projects.  Grants are given for research projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy, or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region.
  • Phyllis Krumm Scholarship: Given to graduate students for research or study in a European country or China. 
  • Mershon Center Graduate Student Grants: The Mershon Center for International Security Studies awards grants to graduate students to support travel and research on topics related to international security.
  • Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace: Provides one or more awards (pending availability of funds) for deserving graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace.
  1. Critical Difference for Women:
  1. The College of Arts and Sciences:
  • For graduate students in the Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences offers several grants and scholarships.

Undergraduate Students

  1. The College of Arts and Sciences:
  1. The Office of International Affairs:
  1. Critical Difference for Women:
  • Professional Development Grants: Awarded to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women and can be used for: participation and/or presentation at professional conferences, seminars, or workshops; research; materials, equipment, supplies, or other expenses directly related to career or professional development; developing articles or books for publication; and networking or mentoring activities.
  1. Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:
  • The Huntington International Fellowship is intended to permit students majoring in the humanities with interest and supporting work in international business and trade to spend an extended time abroad to enhance their fluency in the foreign language, their knowledge of the foreign culture, and their understanding of the workings and environment of international commerce.

External

Graduate Students

  1. The Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) offers several fellowships annually:
  • Tucker/Cohen Prize: The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, sponsored by the JKW Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition of historical political science and political history of Russia or the Soviet Union as practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen, defended at an American or Canadian university.  The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript.  The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award.
  • Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant: Kathryn W. Davis' generous donation to ASEEES, combined with matching donations from members, enables ASEEES to help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the 2013 ASEEES Convention. It is anticipate that ASEEES will be able to fund, on a competitive basis, 15 or more awards of up to $500 each. The organization is especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support. Students may only receive ONE Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant over the course of their graduate studies.
  • Graduate Student Essay Prize: The Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives free roundtrip domestic airfare to and room at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.
  1. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers several grants and scholarships for those engaged in East European studies:
  • East European Studies Short-Term Research Scholarships: Available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity.
  1. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation:
  1. The School of Russian and Asian Studies:
  1. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC):
  1. Boren Awards for International Study:
  • Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  1. Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
  • A variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships are open to graduate students through the Fulbright Program
  1. Middlebury Language Schools' Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace:
  1. IREX:
  1. Department of Defense:
  • The SMART Scholarship is open to graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.   
  1. American Councils:
  1. United States Institute of Peace:
  1. Council of American Overseas Research Centers:
  • The Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences.  Research must be carried out in two or more countries outside of the U.S., at least one of which hosts an American overseas research center. 
  1. Whitaker International Program:

Undergraduate Students

  1. The School of Russian and Asian Studies:
  1. Boren Awards for International Study:
  • Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  1. Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • The Fulbright Program does not offer grants or scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduates.  However, recent graduates are eligible for its English Teaching Assistantships.
  1. Department of Defense:
  • The SMART Scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.  
  1. American Councils:
  • American Councils organizes several research and/or language programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia and offers funding for many of these programs.
  1. Institute of International Education:
  1. Middlebury Language Schools' Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace:
  1. Whitaker International Program:
  1. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation:
0