Fellowship Opportunities


Internal Fellowships:

OSU Grad School's Presidential Fellowship: The Presidential Fellowship and the Elizabeth Clay Howald Presidential Fellowship recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research. These one-year, nonrenewable fellowships provide financial support so that the fellow may focus on the completion of the dissertation unimpeded by other duties.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 on all graduate course work taken at Ohio State, have completed all course work for the degree, passed the Candidacy Examination, and have made sufficient progress on their dissertation so that evaluation of the research is possible. 

Note: Graduate students cannot directly apply for these fellowships; candidates are nominated by their graduate program.

Competition Deadlines: Presidential Fellowship competitions are held in Autumn and Spring Semesters. Nomination dossiers must be submitted to the Graduate School by the 3rd Friday of October for the Autumn competition, and by the 3rd Friday of April for the Spring competition.

PHPID Graduate Fellowships: The Fellowship has been created to support Ph.D. students from the laboratories of participating PHPID faculty. Two separate fellowships will be awarded annually through a competitive application process. The Fellowship will provide awards to each of two post-candidacy doctoral students. Each Fellowship can be extended for up to a maximum of 1 additional year. All applicants must meet all standard Graduate School eligibility criteria to be considered. Applications will be accepted each year in the Spring or Summer Semesters. Speak with your PI before applying.

The Center for RNA Biology Fellowship Program: Fellowships will be available for studnets in member labs on the OSU Campus.

NIH Training Grants (via OSU)

Center for Microbial Interface Biology T32 Fellowships: Application in consultation with PIs listed as trainers on the CMIB NIH training grant.

Chemistry-Biology Interface program T32 Fellowships: Application in consultation with PIs listed as trainers on CBIP NIH training grant.

External Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Fellowship Program: Deadline Announced throughout the academic year

Exceptional precandidacy OSU graduate students whose dissertation research is focused in at least one of six scientific emphasis areas including: genetics, microbial biology, biomedical engineering, RNA biology, neuroscience or computational biology. All students from these research areas are eligible to apply for training in this program on a competitive basis.

American Heart Association Medical/Graduate Student Fellowship: To provide mentored support for medical/graduate students who seek experience working in an academic research lab.

NIH Fellowship Opportunities: To provide institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-Supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

P.E.O.*Scholar Awards for Women: The P.E.O Scholar Awards program, established in 1991, provides educational awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.