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While these funding opportunities are mostly for research throughout the year, there are also many short-term research programs that are funded. You can browse these on our Discover Research Opportunities page.

On-Campus Funding Opportunities for Ohio State students
The URO has compiled a list of publicized research funding sources at Ohio State. Students also are encouraged to search college and departmental websites for lesser known funding opportunities at Colleges and Schools and to ask department staff and faculty about possible, other sources to support undergraduate research. Pay close attention to application deadlines. Past deadlines, listed in black, will be updated, but remain on the website so that students are aware that the funding source or opportunity may become available again.

Other sites for additional funding and research opportunities

Sigma Xi Research Funds
Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society that endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology.The local chapter of Sigma XI also has research funding and is listed in On-Campus Research Funding Opportunites. National application deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.

The Ohio Academy of Science Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarships
These scholarships provide partial support for the last few quarters or semesters needed to complete a degree.  College students must be in the last year of a four or five year program by this autumn. Funded by The Ohio Environmental Education Program, students at four-year schools receive $2,500. An application is available at http://www.ohiosci.org/ScholarshipApplication.pdf . For additional information contact The Ohio Academy of Science by phone 614.488.2228 or email oas@iwaynet.net. Deadline: June 1 annually

The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

NASA Aeronautics Scholarships
Two years of support ($15,000 per academic year) and a $10,000 summer internship at a NASA Research Center.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2013

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Program
For those students conducting Parkinson's-related summer research projects. Application deadline: January 30, 2012

Psi Chi / CUR Summer Grants [PDF]
Recipients must be members of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and must work with faculty mentors who are members of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Work at an outside institution is encouraged.
Award: $5,000; split $3,500/$1,5000 between student and mentor

The Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT)
The Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) provides travel grants of $500 to students with limited financial resources who are making oral presentations or presenting posters at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. Advisors must be members of ACS in order to receive the award. Application Deadline: March 20, 2013.

Funding and programs for underrepresented student populations

Chemistry Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian Students
From the American Chemical Society
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
New applications open on November 1, 2011.

Summer Research Opportunities Program
The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue academic careers by enhancing their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors.
Deadline for SROP at OSU:
February 10, 2013

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