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Office for Research and Graduate Education

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Graduate Student Investigators

Graduate Student Application Template

Please take note that information below is strictly for FY24 and subject to change for the upcoming competition of FY25.

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Program Info Form

IGP Graduate Competition


  • Provide graduate students with an opportunity to gain experience with research methods in food, agriculture, environmental sciences, human ecology and related social sciences.
  • Introduce graduate students to the grant-writing and peer-review processes.
  • Stimulate faculty-graduate student collaborations and mentoring of graduate students by CFAES faculty.

To be eligible for this program, students must:

  • Be enrolled throughout the duration of the project as a graduate student in one of the following colleges at Ohio State: CFAES, Education and Human Ecology or Veterinary Medicine.
  • Have a primary faculty advisor with a CFAES appointment.
  • Be in good academic standing, have at least nine months left in their program and not plan to graduate prior to December 2024.
  • Students are eligible to receive only one grant every three years.

Proposals for Fiscal Year 2024 are due Wednesday, December 13th, 2023. All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date. No exceptions.

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IGP Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about the CFAES Office for Research & Graduate Education Internal Grants Program (IGP) for graduate students? These sessions will introduce you to the program, eligibility requirements, submission portal, and application and review processes. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

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