Graduate Research

Ohio State is the premier graduate degree-granting university in Ohio. The Graduate School at Ohio State provides leadership in graduate education and research to help fulfill the university’s academic mission. The Graduate School offers 143 graduate programs and 106 programs leading to a PhD degree. Numerous research and fellowship opportunities are available to graduate students.

Graduate Research Opportunities within Ohio State

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship
The Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) provides up to $2,000 for dissertation research support to Ohio State doctoral candidates without any other research support from their department or advisor. Other eligible candidates include those pursuing a comparable graduate degree requiring a thesis.

Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum
The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum is a celebration of graduate student research and innovation. The forum showcases the creativity and diversity of the scholarly work of Ohio State’s graduate students. Students enrolled in any area of graduate study are invited to participate in the forum.

Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service
The financial aspects of traveling and presenting at conferences and professional meetings can be prohibitive to many graduate students. The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service encourages and enables graduate students to participate in academic/professional conferences to present their original research.

External Research and Training Opportunities for Graduate Students

Department of Defense National Defense in Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Defense, through the National Defense in Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), provides three-year graduate fellowships to graduate students trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance.

Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellowship Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program supports outstanding students pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science.

Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Environmental Protection Agency National Center for Environmental Research Fellowships
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study supports students pursuing degrees in traditionally recognized environmental studies disciplines as well as fields such as anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences.

National Endowment for the Arts
Volunteer internship opportunities are available at the National Endowment for the Arts. Internships offer a national overview of the arts activities across the country.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The application for the 2010 summer program will open mid-November 2009.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three-years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

National Science Foundation Specialized Information for Graduate Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers a number of programs that provide either direct support or indirect support from an awardee institution to students.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Washington Center has several initiatives through which students may intern in federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Transportation to name a few.

Ohio State Graduate School Fellowship Awards
Ohio State Graduate School Links to Fellowships, Funding, and Awards.

Other Useful Resources for Graduates

Research with Human Subjects

Research with Animals

Research with Biohazards