Department of History - Dulles Hall.
Department of History - Dulles Hall.

Department Awards

Department Awards

Honors Thesis Research Grants | Study Abroad Grants | Scholarships, Grants & Prizes

GRANTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE HISTORY HONORS THESIS RESEARCH

The History Department invites applications for grants from honors History majors who intend to prepare senior honors theses in order to graduate with Honors Research Distinction.

The History Department will award grants by competitive application. The grants will vary in amount according to the needs of individual students. They are intended to cover the major costs associated with primary research. They may, for example, enable students to travel to archives and libraries located at some distance from Columbus, whether within the United States or abroad, or to acquire essential research materials, notably books, CDs containing images of documents and manuscripts, and photocopies. They may also enable students to study foreign languages that they will use in their research, to hire translators to help them interpret foreign-language sources, or to hire interpreters to aid them in conducting interviews with subjects in foreign countries.

The History Department will consider applications from students in any geographical, chronological, or thematic subfield of the historical discipline. Our overriding criteria in selecting grant recipients will be the quality of the applicant’s research project, the feasibility of the research proposed, and the appropriateness of the activities and materials for which funding is requested.

The History Department anticipates making individual awards ranging from a minimum of $750 to a maximum of $5,000 each. Amounts requested may vary widely depending on the needs of particular research projects. Projects requiring visits to research collections abroad, for example, will almost certainly require larger outlays of funds than projects that can be researched entirely in Columbus or even within the U.S.

Eligibility

  1. All Ohio State undergraduate honors History majors at the Columbus campus and all regional campuses are eligible to apply.
  2. The student must be enrolled in the Honors Program and must have declared a History major.
  3. The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a GPA in History courses of at least 3.5.
  4. The student must have arranged with a History Department faculty member to undertake a specific research project.
  5. Funds must be used during the 2014-15 academic year (June 2014-August 2015).
  6. Undergraduates may not use scholarship funds in countries under a current U.S. Department of State Travel Warning unless the specific program venue has been approved by Ohio  State’s Study Abroad Health and Safety Committee. For information on approved venues and on petitioning for approval, please contact Ms. Grace Johnson in the Office of International Affairs (johnson.136@osu.edu).

Application process

  1. The student must complete the application form below and submit it, with all supporting materials, to the History Department no later than February 17, 2014.
  2. The application must be accompanied by the following:
    1. A copy of the student’s complete undergraduate transcript(s), or Advising Report;
    2. A statement describing the student’s research project;
    3. A letter of support from the student’s research project advisor.
  3. Results of the competition will be announced by March 14, 2014.

Questions and more information: Professor Paula Baker, Chair of the Undergraduate Teaching Committee, Department of History, Ohio State University; baker.973@osu.edu; 614-688-4634.


GRANTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE HISTORY MAJORS TO STUDY ABROAD

The History Department invites applications from History majors who have applied to existing study abroad programs approved by the Office of International Affairs. These grants are intended to supplement funding that the student has already received to attend the study abroad program in question. They may also be used as the major or sole source of funding if funding cannot be obtained from the study abroad program itself or from other sources.

The History Department will consider applications from students applying to recognized study abroad programs anywhere in the world, from Canada to Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe (including Russia), the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. The History Department will give preference to programs that (a) provide training in a language related to the student’s program of study and/or career goals, and/or (b) contain a historical component.

Eligibility

  1. All Ohio State undergraduate History majors at the Columbus campus and all regional campuses are eligible to apply.
  2. The student must have declared a History major.
  3. The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA in History courses of at least 3.5.
  4. The student must have applied for a study abroad program approved by the Office of Academic Affairs.
  5. Funds must be used during the 2013-14 academic year (June 2013-August 2014).
  6. Undergraduates may not use scholarship funds in countries under a current U.S. Department of State Travel

Warning unless the specific program venue has been approved by Ohio State’s Study Abroad Health and Safety Committee. For information on approved venues and on petitioning for approval, please contact Ms.Grace Johnson in the Office of International Affairs (johnson.136@osu.edu).

Application process

  1. The student must complete the application form below and submit it, with all supporting materials, to the History Department no later than February 17, 2014.
  2. The application must be accompanied by the following:
    1. A copy of the student’s complete undergraduate transcript(s);
    2. Evidence of application to an approved study abroad program in the form of one of the following:
      • An official letter or e-mail from the study abroad program acknowledging receipt of the student’s application;
      • A copy of the student’s dated application to the study abroad program.
    3. A letter of support from the student’s major advisor.
  3. Results of the competition will be announced by March 14, 2014. The awards are contingent on acceptance into and participation in a recognized study abroad program.

Questions and more information: Professor Paula Baker, Chair of the Undergraduate Teaching Committee, Department of History, Ohio State University; baker.973@osu.edu; 614-688-4634.


Scholarships, Grants and Prizes

The Department of History offers several scholarships for undergraduate students on the basis of merit and financial need. As you prepare the applications, please read the attached materials carefully and follow the instructions as closely as possible.  Electronic submission of applications and letters of nomination/recommendation is encouraged. All applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to Kristina Ward (ward.768@osu.edu), Department of History, by February 17, 2014.

Please note: Rising senior History major's can now apply for the new Dr. John T. von der Heide Scholarship. The list of undergraduate awards and application below contain more information about the scholarship.

Students applying for scholarships must submit one letter of nomination/recommendation from a faculty member or, in the case of incoming students, from a high school teacher.  These letters should be sent directly from the nominator/recommender via email to ward.768@osu.edu.

Also consider the Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants Program.