Undergraduate Scholarship Competitions Administered by the ASC Honors Program

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application

Applications for the Spring 2018 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 2018 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.

The scholarships, which typically range from $500 to approximately $12,000, will be distributed during Summer, Autumn, and/or Spring semesters of 2018-2019.  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 2018 competition is Monday, February 5, 2018 (before 5:00 p.m.).  The Research Scholarships Subcommittee of the ASC Honors Committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals and making the awards. Awards will be announced in late April 2018.  To assist students with format questions, the ASC Honors office has copies of previous successful proposals available for examination in 3180 Smith Lab.  The information provided should include:

·         A project proposal (please note the detailed information on the application materials) which includes:

o   the motivation and context for the proposed research, including a discussion of related scholarship in the discipline and any work that you have undertaken so far;

o   a clear statement of your research question and the general significance of the project;

o   a concise summary of the methodology to be used in the research;

o   the expected outcomes;

o   plans for forthcoming presentations and/or publications (if applicable);

o   a bibliography;

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

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

Applications for the Autumn 2018 ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarship competition will be available in July 2018 with a deadline in mid-September 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

URS Application and Project Advisor Recommendation Forms

SP18 URS/IRG application (fillable .pdf)

SP18 URS/IRG project advisor recomendation (click to download .docx)

 

Past URS Recipients

 

Autumn 2017 coming soon!

 

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

PDF icon Autumn 2016 [pdf] Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

Spring 2016 [pdf] Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) recipients

International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences

Applications for the Spring 2018 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 engage in research or creative projects may apply for the International Research Grant);

·         NOT be graduating Spring 2018 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).

The scholarships, which typically range from $1000 to a maximum of $4000, will be distributed during Spring semester of 2018. 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 an undergraduate student who can benefit from participation in research abroad.  Students and/or faculty may apply for up to $4,000 for student support. 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 2018 competition is Monday, February 5, 2018 (before 5:00 p.m.). The Research Scholarships Subcommittee of the ASC Honors Committee will be responsible for reviewing proposals and making the awards in late April 2018. The award will be administered by the Arts and Sciences Honors Program office in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs. The application may be completed by a student and/or faculty member 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.

Applications for the Autumn 2018 International Research Grant competition will be available in July 2018, with a deadline in early September 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

International Research Grant Application and Project Advisor Recommendation Forms

SP18 URS/IRG application (fillable .pdf)

SP18 URS/IRG project advisor recomendation (click to download .docx)


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