Financial Support

Our graduate students can pursue funding opportunities in a variety of areas, including:

Graduate Associateships

University Fellowships

Graduate Enrichment Fellowship

Dissertation Fellowships

OSU Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Bulatkin Travel Award

Graduate Funding Award (for Students in their Final Year of Funding)

Scholarships for advanced students in French and Italian

The Department of French and Italian considers all admitted graduate students for financial support in the form of University Fellowships or Graduate Associateships.  A full tuition and fee authorization covering all instructional and general fees, including nonresident fees, is provided with these awards.  University Fellowships and Graduate Associateships also provide 85 percent towards the cost of university health insurance coverage and 85 percent towards dependent coverage.

Graduate Associateships

Graduate Associateships provides an apprenticeship experience along with financial support. This apprenticeship complements formal instruction and gives the student practical, personal experience that can be gained only by performing instructional, research, or administrative activities.  Most graduate associates work 20 hours per week for 9 months, and receive a monthly stipend. Ohio State offers stipends that are competitive with other universities of similar size and scope.

University Fellowships

A Graduate School fellowship is a financial award made by the university directly to a graduate student to provide support during a portion of the graduate degree program. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit through a university-wide competition without respect to financial need. Graduate fellows do not perform a service in return for receiving a stipend.  The Graduate Studies Advisory Committee, which reviews applications, nominates outstanding candidates in order for them to be considered for this award by the Graduate School. To be considered for a nomination, the Graduate Studies Advisory Committee must have your complete application no later than November 30.

Graduate Enrichment Fellowship

The Graduate Enrichment Fellowship are used to recruit new, incoming graduate students to Ohio State who will bring diversity to the Graduate School. The Graduate School at Ohio State considers diversity to be a broadly defined concept, and The Graduate School considers each applicant’s promise of making notable contributions to the Ohio State and Columbus community. Examples of diversity include but are not limited to ethnic background, social or economic disadvantage, disability, nominee status as a McNair scholar, or other characteristics or attributes that may contribute to the diversity of the Graduate School. Please note that students do not apply directly for these fellowships and nominations are made and submitted by graduate programs. To be considered for a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship, you much respond to the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship question in the Graduate Application, and detail how you would bring diversity to the Graduate School community. More information is availble on the website of the Graduate School.

OSU Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Ohio State University Travel and Research Grants for Graduate Students

Arts and Sciences Small Grants
Critical Difference for Women Grants
Dr. Gordon P. K. Chu Memorial Scholarship
G. Michael Riley International Academic Fund
International Awards for Visual and Performing Arts
Mershon Center, Graduate Student Research Grants
Office of International Affairs, Fulbright Fellowships
Office of International Affairs, Graduate/Professional Student Grants and Scholarships

Dissertation Fellowships

Students in their penultimate or last year of funding are strongly encouraged to apply for internal and external dissertation fellowships, such as, among others:

Ohio State Graduate School Presidential Fellowship

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

See also the Graduate School’s page on external funding opportunities

 

Graduate Funding Award (for Students in their Final Year of Funding)

Graduate students in their final year of funding may apply for an award that will extend graduate funding for one academic year. This competitive award will cover tuition remission (maximum of three credit hours), teaching stipend, and the usual fees for two consecutive semesters during AY 2018-19. Applicants must be in their final year of funding to be eligible. Applicants should send the following to Sonya Afanasyeva by December 22, 2017: 1) A letter of application that details accomplishments in research, teaching, and service while in the Department, specific progress made to date on the dissertation, and a timeline for completion (maximum 2-pages, single-spaced); 2) A Summary of the dissertation with chapter breakdown (maximum three-pages, single spaced); 3) a CV. The Dissertation Advisor should send to Sonya a brief letter of support. Applications will be reviewed jointly by the French and Italian Graduate Studies Committees and decisions will be conveyed by February 28, 2018. 

Bulatkin Travel Award

Graduate students in French and Italian who have had a paper accepted at a professional conference, who have a research project that requires travel, or who have job interviews at the annual MLA Convention may apply for a Bulatkin Travel Award worth up to $350. Depending on demand, presentations at graduate conferences may be funded up to $200. To apply, students should send a brief letter describing their paper or project, a copy of the letter of acceptance or invitation, and an estimated budget (travel, lodging, and transportation) to either Professor Dana Renga or Professor Patrick Bray. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year until the funds have been exhausted. Students who are members of the MLA by June 30 of the year preceding the January Convention and who are giving a paper or have job interviews at the Convention are encouraged to apply also for MLA Assistance of up to $300.

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