Graduate Scholarships, Grants and Awards

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The John Fergus Family Scholarship and Exhibition

The John Fergus Family Scholarship is a juried art competition open to studio-based visual art and design students at The Ohio State University. Students submit their work for review by a jury of faculty from the departments of Art; Arts Administration, Education and Policy; Design; and History of Art. Scholarship winners receive a $1,000 scholarship applied to their student account and exhibit their work at the annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition, a group exhibition featuring work selected from the scholarship recipients' application.

Application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021. For more application details and to apply, click here


Fergus Graduate Materials Fund

For graduate students in their non-graduating semester through a competitive bi-annual application process for funding up to $500. 


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers more than 1,900 opportunities for students to study, research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Candidates looking to study or conduct research abroad will need to develop an independent program proposal and secure an in-country affiliation. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period.

Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal. You may only apply to one country to do one thing. Thus, the first step is to select where you’d like to go and what you plan to do there.

Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. You should carefully review the requirements for your country of interest! Country descriptions are also available online: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions​

Other grants and awards opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website


Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS)

The AGGRS scholarship provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master's degree candidates for their dissertations or theses. 

The competition is held once each year, during autumn semester. While eligibility is tied to financial need, awards are made on the merit of the proposal, which must be for work that is essential to the dissertation or thesis.

Autumn Deadline: September 30, 2021    AGGRS Application


Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grants Program

The Graduate Research Small Grants Program is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students in Arts & Humanities to conduct research by offering supplemental financial support of up to $500 on a competitive basis. Applications may be submitted at any time, but they should be received by the Arts & Humanities office at least eight weeks before the date when the funds are to be used.

Eligible students can apply for one award every academic year (beginning the first day of classes in the fall semester), but preference will be given to students who have not received funding from this program in preceding years.

The application is now open for the 2021-22 academic year. The application will close around the last day of classes in April 2022 for the 2021-22 academic year. Apply here.


OSU Graduate School Funding Page