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Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant


ATTENTION: The 2020 application materials have been posted (see right). The deadline to submit applications will be February 28, 2020.

The Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate student researchers at The Ohio State University by providing financial support that allows students to undertake thesis or dissertation research abroad, and thus work toward the completion of their degree.  Awardees also will assist the University pursue its strategic international goals by creating and bolstering relations with universities and other institutions across the world. Interested? Please explore the Ohio State University Global Gateway Grant map!


All graduate students conducting such research abroad internationally this summer are encouraged to apply.  We are looking to fund applicants from a variety of Ohio State's departments who are going to a variety of countries, especially those in which Ohio State currently has a Global Gateway Office (India, China, and Brazil). The award is funded by the Office of International Affairs Global Gateways, OSU's Graduate School, and the Council of Graduate Students. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad.*


Please note that the research should be the student’s own, and should be independent of other opportunities, such as study abroad. Best of luck to applicants!   


For more information on OSU's Global Gateways:


The Global Gateway Grant 2020 application is available for download in the documents sections of this page. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting your application. If you have questions about submitting your application contact 

Awardees must disclose information about sources of funding as they receive notice of these other awards.


Deadline = February 28, 2020

Activity Period = May 1, 2020 – August 19, 2020


Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees!

Jeffrey Gunderson

Heather Dame Glon

Joanne Kingsbury

Cody Cardenas

Justin Pinta

Nathan Young

Joseph Henares

Sharberon Plummer

Erika Reese

Melissa Clark


Congratulations to the 2017 Awardees!

Dalcin Martins Paula

DeRoche Courtney

Johnson Christofer

Paynter Eleanor

Seethapathi Nidhi

Supiot Christian

Tosun Leyla

Wolfe Emily

Yotebieng Kelly

Yung-Ju Chen


***Awardees are expected to purchase supplemental health insurance through Student Health Insurance. Ohio State's supplemental travel insurance is provided through GeoBlue. This supplemental insurance is required for all Ohio State students researching abroad, and includes a policy covering medical, medical evacuation, repatriation and political emergency and natural disaster evacuation. Please see for information about how to enroll.