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OIA Faculty Research, Teaching and Outreach Grant

This grant is intended to support faculty working on projects that align with the mission and current engagement initiatives of the Area Studies Centers: East Asian Studies CenterCenter for African StudiesCenter for Latin American StudiesCenter for Slavic, East European and Eurasian StudiesMiddle East Studies Center. Eligible applicants include full-time and part-time tenured and appointed instructors who are affiliated with one of the Office of International Affairs’ five Area Studies Centers, or who could become affiliated to one of the Area Studies Centers if their research or scholarship is directly connected to any of their respective regions of the world. 

Amount of funding

$500 to $2,000 per grant 

To apply

Review the grant guidelines, complete the Faculty Grant Application Form, and submit your application materials online. Please email Esther E. Gottlieb at oia-grants@osu.edu upon submission. 


June 19, 2023, and thereafter on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. 

Grant guidelines

The Faculty Teaching, Research and Outreach Grant supports engagement from all disciplinary backgrounds. All awards must contribute to the knowledge and visibility of one of the five Area Studies Centers’ initiatives. 

Proposal narrative

All applications must describe how the proposed activities relate to one or more of the Area Studies Centers’ foci and how they support critical languages pedagogy and/or outreach and global engagement on and with their respective regions of the world. Applications should be between two and four pages, excluding references (double spaced), and include a one-page budget (table and narrative). 

Proposal budget

All spending must comply with university budgetary regulations. Grant recipients will sign a document governing the funding. 


Recipients must acknowledge the assistance of the Faculty Teaching, Research and Outreach Grant in any publication, scholarly performance, course development, conference paper, or other product resulting from funds supported by the Office of International Affairs and Area Studies Centers grant. 

The grant recipient must provide the Office of International Affairs Communications Unit and Area Studies Assistant Director with a one-page written report within three weeks following completion of the project.  The report must include: 

  • How the funds were utilized 
  • A travel schedule (if travel was included) or course number if used for curriculum development or virtual global teaching and learning 
  • A description of what was accomplished 
  • A photograph that captures the project (if available)