Undergraduate Scholarship Competitions Administered by the ASC Honors Program

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application

Applications for the Spring 2019 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are now available below or in the ASC Honors Office, 3180 Smith Lab.  To be eligible, students must:

·         Be enrolled in a major program in the college of Arts and Sciences (please note: Arts majors working on a creative or research project should apply for the Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship rather than the general URS available through this application);

·         Have attained junior standing by time of funding;

·         Be a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction or present evidence of work on a significant research project;

·         NOT be graduating Spring 2019 semester;

·         Be enrolled full-time during semesters of funding;

·         Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway.

Awards generally range from $500 to $12,000 and are applied toward university tuition and fees (your statement of account) for the 2019-2020 academic year. The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees, (please note the information about financial aid restrictions, which is included on the application materials).

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2019 competition is Monday, February 4, 2019 (before 5:00 p.m.). The Research Scholarships Subcommittee of the ASC Honors Committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals and assigning the awards in late May 2019.   The application must be completed by a student in the College of Arts and Sciences. The information provided should include a project proposal of not more than 5 typewritten double-spaced pages, a maximum of 1,250 words.  More information is available in the application.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application- due Monday, February 4, 2019.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application and Project Advisor Recommendation Forms

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application

Project Advisor Recommendation Form

Past URS Recipients

Autumn 2018 Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

Spring 2018 [pdf] Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

Autumn 2017 [pdfUndergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

PDF icon Spring 2017 [pdf] Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences

Applications for the Spring 2019 Arts and Sciences International Research Grant competition are now available below or in the ASC Honors Office, 3180 Smith Lab.  To be eligible, students must:

·         Intend to travel outside of the United States for a purpose related to their research project;

·         Be enrolled in a major program in the college of Arts and Sciences (please note: Arts majors planning to travel internationally for engaging in research or creative projects may apply for the International Research Grant);

·         NOT be graduating Spring 2019 semester;

·         Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway;

·         Not be travelling to a risk-designated country (please note the information about travel restrictions, which is included on the application materials).

Students may apply for up to $4,000 for student support. Funds will generally be provided for one student per research project. The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees, (please note the information about financial aid restrictions, which is included on the application materials).  Students and faculty are encouraged to apply for a grant to support participation in research abroad.  Funds will generally be provided for one student per research project. The general focus of these grants is to encourage students to engage in research in international venues with their faculty mentors. Special attention will be paid to the appropriateness and value of the educational experience for the student participant.

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2019 competition is Monday, February 4, 2019 (before 5:00 p.m.). The Research Scholarships Subcommittee of the ASC Honors Committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals and assigning the awards in late May 2019. The award will be administered by the Arts and Sciences Honors Program office in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs. The application must be completed by a student in the College of Arts and Sciences. The information provided should include:

·         A description of the research project and the international experience (can include conference presentation);

·         A discussion of responsible research practice approvals (if using human or animal subjects);

·         Timeline for the project and travel abroad;

·         Project advisor recommendation which must articulate in some detail the form and nature of the student's involvement in the research project;

·         A budget listing expenses students expect to incur for research-related travel.

Spring 2019 International Research Grant Application- due Monday, February 4, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

International Research Grant Application and Project Advisor Recommendation Forms

International Research Grant Application

Project Advisor Recommendation Form


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