Council of Graduate Students
at The Ohio State University

Funding, Awards & Resources

CGS has always strived to support graduate students in pursuing their goals. To this end, CGS supports five funding sources: the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, the Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service, the Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant*, the Engaged Scholar Grant*, as well as the Career Development Grant program.

  • The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum aims to help graduate students share their research with others and recognizes the truly outstanding students at the University.

  • The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service honors substantial commitment to service and helps graduate students to pursue their scholarly goals across the globe by financially aiding them when attending distant conferences and presentations.

  • The Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant* encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate researchers at OSU by providing financial support that allows graduate students to undertake research abroad.

  • The Engaged Scholar Grant* incentivizes graduate students to undertake community-engaged research or community-engaged projects, in collaboration with a community partner, that address a specific need or problem within the community (in-state or out-of-state).

  • The Career Development Grant program encourages graduate students to prepare for placement into their chosen field and provides an opportunity to defray associated costs.

*CGS is not currently accepting applications for these grant opportunities