The Ohio State University at Marion

Research Funding Opportunities

Marion Campus Research Funding and Scholarships

Wm. Kay Davis Excellence Scholarships

Wm. Kay Davis Excellence Scholarships

Awards of $5000 given in two waves to up to 6 incoming Honors students. worth $5000 towards tuition.

First wave, apply by December 1 (for selection in December) or

Second wave, apply by February 1 (for selection in February).

Excellence scholarships are eligible for renewal for future years for students who remain on the Marion campus and meet academic requirements.

The Wm. Kay Davis Senior/Honors Thesis Scholarship

Awarded to students completing either non-honors or honors theses on the Marion Campus.$500 research internship, renewable to a maximum of two semesters.

Applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled as an Ohio State student on the Marion Campus during the semester of the award, and present evidence of work on a senior thesis or other significant research project
Application deadline: End of third full week of spring and autumn semester· Application

Ohio State University Marion Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

Undergraduate Research Travel Grants are intended to support travel for presentations at professional research meetings

Ohio State University Marion students may apply for up to $1500 to present a paper, poster, performance, or otherwise formally participate in a professional conference.
Awards of $200 are available for students who attend a meeting but do not formally participate

Students should be enrolled in coursework at Ohio State Marion during the semester of travel or semester prior to travel if travel occurs during the summer
To apply, please submit the following application about the conference or professional meeting you plan to attend, and request that a letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor be sent to John Maharry (

Qualtrics Travel Grant Application

Wm. K. Davis Honors Scholarship

The Wm. K Davis Honors Scholarship recognizes members of the Ohio State Marion undergraduate honors program who "develop their individual potential to the fullest by engaging in challenging coursework, seeking out academic programs that have breadth and depth, and interacting with professors and students in intellectual contexts”.

$1,000 scholarship awarded to up to two students.

Eligibility requirements
Be in good academic standing relative to the honors requirements and major requirements
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior: GPA ≥ 3.4Freshmen: GPA ≥ 3.3

Application materials due to John Maharry (maharry.1) by Friday March 25, 2022.

  • One letter of recommendation from a Marion campus faculty member describing how the student has engaged in learning at an “honors-level by engaging with the material and challenging oneself beyond the professors’ basic expectations”
  • 2-3 page essay describing your academic activity and accomplishments while here at Ohio State Marion. In the essay, the student should describe one’s academic experiences beyond the final letter grade for each course. Among others, important topics may include descriptions of how the student
    • interacted with professors in and out of the classroom
    • challenged oneself with academic material
    • participated in intellectual activities outside of the classroom
    • pursued rigorous coursework beyond the basic major requirements
    • demonstrated leadership
    • engaged in research

OSU Marion Summer Research Assistantships

Students could earn up to $2000 over the summer term to pursue their ongoing faculty-mentored research. They will be employed as research assistants for the summer term and as per university rule will be allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Interested Students should send an application to John Maharry at by the end of Spring break each year including:
Description of the research project
Future plans for the research, including thesis work, publication and conference presentations if applicable.
Proposed budget for work based on hours/week of research over summer
Name of faculty member who will provide letter of recommendation
The faculty member should send an accompanying letter of recommendation with their preference of hiring rating between 1 (low) and 4 (high) to Dr. John Maharry (maharry.1), by March 25.
Preference will be given to students who

  • Have plans to disseminate their research by Publishing in an academic journal
  • Presenting at a national or regional academic conference
  • Presenting at a local presentation or research colloquium
  • do not have other sources of summer funding (i.e. faculty grant, paid internship, fellowship etc...)
  • have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • have not had previous funding for summer research

Applications will be reviewed by the Marion Honors Committee and faculty members and their assistants will be notified by April 5.

University-Wide Funding and Scholarship Opportunities


The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is seeking applications from OSU full-timeundergraduates who:seek to carry out a research or creative project in their field(s).ANDhave previously not received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position) to support their involvement in a research or creative project.

**If you have questions regarding your URAP eligibility, pleasecontact Dr. Lorraine Wallace ( prior to the submission deadline.** Submission deadline is Monday,February 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Honors & Scholars Enrichment Grants

Honors & Scholars Enrichment Grants

Working toward the Honors & Scholars mission of providing students the ability to participate in opportunities that help create a holistic learning experience, the Honors & Scholars Center will award$100,000 annually in student enrichment grants thanks solely to donorcontributions.
The scholarship amount will range based on the student's proposals, with a maximum award of $3,000, and will be awarded through a competitive application process.
Funds are available to undergraduate Honors and Scholars students of all majors and can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to research, creative work and study abroad. Applicants must be current, full-time undergraduate students at the Columbus campus, and be in good standing in the University Honors Program or an Ohio State Scholars Program.
The project or experience must enhance a student's academic experience and learning, and take place before they graduate. The experiences will need to highlight and include the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S,: Global awareness, Original inquiry, Academic enrichment, Leadership development and Service engagement.

College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Funding

College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Funding

Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore research projects and creative activity and Arts and Sciences offers funding to help address related costs. Many funds below are for majors in specific areas, this list will help you determine what area your major is a part of.

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application

Applications for the Spring 2019Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are now available below or in the ASC Honors Office, 3180 Smith Lab.
To be eligible, students must:Be enrolled in a major program in the college of Arts and SciencesHave attained junior standing by time of funding;Be a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction or present evidence of work on a significant research project;NOT be graduating Spring 2019 semester;Be enrolled full-time during semesters of funding;Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway.Awards generally range from $500 to $12,000 and are applied toward university tuition and fees (your statement of account) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants

The Undergraduate Research Small Grants Program is designed to enhance opportunities for undergraduate students in the Arts & Humanities to conduct research/creative activity. The grants offer financial support of up to $500 on a competitive basis and will be given as cash awards to each student’s tuition account.

Funding Awards for Field-Specific Research

Byrd Polar Research Center G. McKenzie Scholarship Fund

Global Mobility Project Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Grants

Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellowships

University Libraries Undergraduate Research Experience

American Heart Assocation Undergraduate Research Program