Graduate Student Investigators


CFAES Research & Graduate Education Internal Grants Program – Graduate Competition

This is an invitation to submit research proposals to the Research & Graduate Education Internal Grants Program (IGP) Graduate Competition for fiscal year 2021.

Graduate Student IGP Awards are intended to accomplish the following objectives:

  • 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 2021
  • Students are eligible to receive only one grant every three years

Proposals for Fiscal Year 2021 are due December 16, 2020. All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.

Contact Melissa Burant, the IGP Coordinator at CFAES-IGP@osu.edu

IGP Graduate Competition Information Sessions
Interested in learning more about the IGP Graduate Competition? Attend an information session hosted by Melissa Burant, IGP Coordinator and Kayla Arnold, CFAES Graduate Education Coordinator for an introduction to the IGP graduate competition including eligibility requirements, a tour of the new submission portal, and an overview of the application and review processes. Unable to attend the live session? View the recorded session below.

View the Recorded Presentation from Wednesday, November 10

  • Presentation Recording - View
  • Presentation Slides - View

Proposal Writing Resources - Need help writing your IGP Graduate Competition Proposal?

Request for Proposals 

View Application Template 

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