Grants & Fellowships
Ohio State University Fellowships
- Presidential Fellowship. The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. 2013-2014.
- University Fellowship. Fellowship selection is made through a university-wide competition by a faculty committee as well as through an allocation of some fellowships to the individual colleges for more localized choice. 2009-2010.
- Outstanding Writing Instructor Award. This award granted by the Writing Across the Curriculum staff in the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing is given to a graduate student who demonstrates a strong commitment to student learning and writing
- Graduate Associate Teaching Award. The Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA) is the university’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students at Ohio State. Approximately 3,000 graduate students teach as graduate teaching associates at Ohio State each year, and 10 are honored as GATA winners by the university community. 2014.
- Library Course Enhancement Grant for “Introduction to Shakespeare: Rare Books and Manuscripts.” $2000 will be awarded to instructors to enhance a course by substantially integrating library resources, services, and instruction on finding, evaluating and using information. 2011.
- “Dream Course” Design Award for “You Are Who You Eat: Cannibalistic Thinking in Literature.” The English Department holds a course design contest once a year, choosing two winners who are awarded with teaching a lower-level introductory literature course of their own design. 2010.
- Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant. 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. Multiple awards: 2014, 2013.
- Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service. The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service encourages and enables graduate students across the university to participate in professional conferences, giving substantial weight to the applicant’s service to his/her department, the university, and the surrounding community. Multiple awards: 2015, 2013, 2012.
- Northeast Modern Language Association Student Travel Award. The NeMLA graduate student travel awards is open each year to M.A. and Ph.D. students who have been accepted to present at NeMLA Convention. Our evaluation is based on a set of criteria, including the quality of the student’s abstract, the relevance of her topic in her respective fields, the funds available from the student’s university, and the travel distance to the Convention. Multiple awards: 2013, 2012.
- Shakespeare Association of America Graduate Student Travel Award. Dissertation-candidate members of the SAA are encouraged to apply for travel awards to attend the Annual Meeting. Preference is given to students whose research will be most enhanced by seminar participation. Multiple awards: 2015, 2012.
- Society for the Study for Early Modern Women Graduate Travel Grant. The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has a limited number of travel grants available for graduate students who wish to attend its annual business meeting at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Multiple awards: 2012, 2011.
Competitive Ohio State University Grants for Dissertation Research in London, Oxford, and Paris (Summer 2012)
- Margaret D. Blickle Endowed Research Fund Award. The English Department awards seven $1000 grants from the Margaret D. Blickle Endowed Research Fund to graduate students for the purpose of supporting students’ research and travel expenses. 2012.
- Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant. 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. 2012.
- Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship. The Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) provides up to $2000 for dissertation research support to doctoral candidates. 2012.
- Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Research Grant. The Critical Difference for Women Program at the Ohio State University awards eight to ten research grants annually to provide funding to faculty members and doctoral students who are conducting research or working on projects in any area of women’s lives, including gender and gender equity. 2011.
Competitive Ohio State University Grants to Study with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon (Summer 2014)
- Career Development Grant. The Career Development Grant program encourages graduate students to prepare for placement into their chosen field. By offering grants of up to $350 each, CGS will be providing an incentive for graduate students to invest effort in their own career development while attending OSU. 2013.
- Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant. 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. 2013.
- The M. Rick Smith Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize for the essay “Base Excrement of Earth: The Paradox of Early Modern English Perfume.” Instituted in memory of Dr. M. Rick Smith of Kent State-Trumbull, these prizes have been established to recognize outstanding work by students presenting their papers at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. A prize in the amount of $100 will be awarded to both the winning undergraduate and graduate paper. Essays will be judged on their 1) contribution to the scholarly conversation, 2) engagement with secondary sources, and 3) clarity of writing and presentation. 2013.
- Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Research Grant. The Ohio State Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers funding for graduate students working on any aspect of those periods. First preference will be given to students traveling to appropriate research repositories. Used to fund a week-long visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. 2011.