Undergraduate research and study abroad can be an important part of your OSU experience.  Read below to learn about resources to help you get started and funding to help with related costs.
How To Get Involved In Research
The Undergraduate Research Office offers many resources to help you get involved in research or begin your own research project.  Start by attending an Information Session where you will learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor and explore resources.  All sessions held in Room 090 of the 18th Avenue Library.  Additional sessions in March and April.
Monday, January 26 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Introduction To the Denman Forum
Learn about the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
RSVPs preferred, walk-ins welcome!
RSVP here.

Set aside time to visit the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and talk with students from all majors about their research projects.
Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the RPAC.
ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Denman Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships support students who have attained junior standing and meet one of the following criteria: are a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction or present other evidence of work on a significant research project.  Applicants must have a faculty sponsor.  More info.
Monday, February 9 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline 
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships support students who are pursuing a degree in the arts and will be working on a creative or research project by autumn semester of the last year of their major program.  More info.

March 27 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline 

Arts & Humanities Research Small Grants

Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants are offered twice a year on a competitive basis to majors in the arts and in the humanities.  More info.

Friday, March 20 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline

Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund

The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment fund is designed to enhance opportunities for undergraduate students in the arts and humanities to pursue and promote significant accomplishments in their fields of study.  More info.

Friday, March 20 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline

SBS Undergraduate Research Grants

Student with skulls Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants support students with a declared major in social and behavioral sciences and whose research projects involve extraordinary costs.  More info.

Friday, February 13 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline

ASC International Research Grants

International Research Grants support arts and sciences students who will engage in research in international venues along with their faculty mentors.  More info.

Monday, February 9 before 5 p.m. - Application Deadline

Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship

Kathryn Sullivan - 2 The Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship supports undergraduate arts and sciences students with a preference for junior or senior women who are majoring or minoring in the sciences, who have a passion for exploration and/or aerospace, and who are in good academic standing.  This scholarship supports undergraduate research, field work, or attendance/presentation at a conference.  More info.

 Friday, February 20 at 4 p.m. - Application Deadline

Summer Research Information Programs

The Secrets of Summer Research

Hear from student panelists about their experiences and get tips to develop your own summer research.

Tuesday, January 20 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.in 150 Cunz Hall  

OSU Summer Research Fair
Talk with OSU representatives about summer research programs and funding.  Learn about options for funding, existing research projects and other opportunities to just get started. 
Wednesday, January 21 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in 165 Thompson Library
Introduction to Research Proposal Writing
Learn how you can write a proposal that a program can't resist!
Thursday, January 22 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in 251 Hagerty Hall
Summer Research Proposal Peer-to-Peer Help Sessions
Learn how you can write and improve your proposal for summer research programs.
January 29 from 5 - 7 p.m. in 291 Mendenhall
February 2 from 1 - 3 p.m. in Thompson Library Mortar Board Room February 9 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Thompson Library Mortar Board Room

More information on these programs here: URO Programs.

Summer Research Funding

Internship - EPA The Undergraduate Research Office, the Office of International Affairs, University Honors & Scholars and the College of Arts and Sciences (Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences) offer a joint application for four summer research funding opportunities.

URO Summer Research Fellowships support independent research conducted with a faculty member.  All majors.  Additional awards earmarked for psychology, economics, EEOB and zoology majors.
Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships support independent research abroad with the guidance of a faculty member.  All majors. 

Honors Summer Research Scholarships support candidates for graduation "with Honors Research Distinction."  All majors.
Mayers Summer Research Scholarships support students majoring in the natural and mathematical sciences. 

Apply for all four funds via one application.  More info.

Monday, February 16 at noon - Application Deadline

Research Scholar Awards
If you are a first-time researcher, are interested in pursuing a faculty-supervised research or creative activity and have not already received $1,000 or more of funding from any other source, you may apply for up to $1,000.  Applications are accepted year-round on or before the first of each month.  For more info click here.
Other Funding for Research

For information on other research funding opportunities, visit the Undergraduate Research Office: find funding.

Some departments may also offer funding.  Contact your major department(s) for information.

How To Select A Study Abroad Program

Attend a Getting Started session and learn how to select a study abroad program that is the best fit for you, how to finance your program, how to navigate the application process, and other valuable resources.  Dates and times are listed here
For additional resources, visit the Office of International Affairs.

Study Abroad Programs
The Office of International Affairs provides a searchable data base to help you identify program options.  You may search over 100 programs by country, language, subject and more.  Once you've attended a Getting Started session, you're ready to begin searching for a program.  Search engine.
Get A Passport
Having a passport already in hand will facilitate studies abroad, broaden your worldview and open doors to countless international opportunities.  Learn how to apply for your passport here.
Study Abroad - India Global Summer

This program introduces students to India, with a focus on the diversities of Indian society, culture, religion, politics and economy.  Through coursework and experiential learning, students will gain a new perspective on India and its people beyond the images portrayed through the media, giving students the opportunity to see India through Indian eyes.  The program is open to all majors and will run from July 6 - July 31.  The program will be led by Dr. Anthony Mughan, director of the Undergraduate International Studies program and professor of political science. The Office of International Affairs expects to provide each qualified, admitted student with a $500 - $750 scholarship.  Read more.
February 1 - Application Deadline  

Study Abroad Funding for ASC Majors
Keith & Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships
are need-based and support students who would not normally be able to afford to study abroad.  Financial need is determined by information provided on your FAFSA.  All majors in arts and sciences are eligible.
Humanities Scholarships are open to students with a major in the
humanities. See specific fund for additional criteria.
International Study Abroad Fund supports students who have a major in international studies.
The Roth Family Endowment supports students who are active in the Diversity Services Office Pass or Pass Beyond Programs.
Apply for all of the above via one online application.

For more information on the application process click here

January 22 at 4 p.m. - Application Deadline

Travel Funds for Majors In the Arts

Fergus Awards Margaret  Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund for the Arts supports travel opportunities for students in the arts.
For more information and application click here.

William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts supports students with a declared major in an arts discipline who will travel to perform, create, present, conduct research, or conduct creative scholarship in the arts.  For more information and application click here.

Other Funding for Study Abroad

For other sources of funding, see the Office of International Affairs web site or link to study abroad grants and scholarships.

Some departments may also offer funding.  Students are encouraged to contact their individual department(s) for information.

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