Funding Opportunities through Academic Departments

Animal Sciences

Hourly wage positions are available to undergraduate students with at minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 

Plant Pathology
Offers an 8-10 week in-depth research internship in which participants receive a $3,000 living stipend.

School of Environment and Natural Resources
One annual $400 undergraduate research award is granted to a student conducting research on wetlands and related water resources. Competition is limited to students whose advisors are affiliates of the Ohio Center for Wetland and River Restoration.

CFAES Honors Committee
Has a pool of funds and scholarships that may be used to offer small grants or to help offset the cost of individual honors projects for honors students. Applications are due during winter quarter of your junior year. You must complete FAES 4590H during your junior year to be eligible to apply.

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Offers a competitive grants program to our undergraduate students called the OARDC Director's Undergraduate Research Competition. This program is designed primarily for juniors and seniors that have completed at least 98 credit hours of coursework and is designed to provide students with in-depth research experience.

Students selected to participate will receive up to $2,800 for wages and $500 for supplies and travel. Students enrolled in the Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Biological Sciences; or Human Ecology; who (1) have a faculty collaborator (advisor) with an OARDC or FAES appointment; (2) have completed 98 credit hours; and (3) have at least a 2.5 CPR are eligible to apply.

The Ohio State Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Academic Enrichment Grants Program
The program provides up to fifty—that's right—fifty $500 grants to undergraduate students of all majors to support, among other things, research, creative work, and professional development. Application forms are available for download here.

Professional or Scientific Societies
Many professional societies offer scholarships or funding to undergraduate students to either conduct research or to travel to regional or annual meetings to present their findings. Explore this option! Free travel and an awesome resume building opportunity are just waiting for those interested in exploring this option! Here are some of the programs available:

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Research awards, scholarships, project designs and poster competitions, and society memberships.

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association
Research competitions as well as resources for available scholarships and fellowships.