Summer 2022 funding program to increase undergraduate research and creative activity


For many Ohio University students, the summer provides an exciting opportunity to engage in research and creative experiences that will prepare them for graduate school or their first job after graduation.

For the summer of 2022, the university is offering an undergraduate summer internship program to fund stipends for undergraduate researchers and artists on campus, especially those with high financial need.

The OHIO has prioritized $ 35,000 for paid internships this summer and hopes to raise an additional $ 10,000 during a crowdfunding campaign from November 23 to December 31.

“During the pandemic, despite our best efforts, fewer undergraduates were able to participate in research and creative experiences,” said Joseph Shields, vice president of research and creative activities. “From discussions with faculty, students and staff, it is clear that our students are interested in pursuing such activities but sometimes lack the personal resources to do so. “

The unique undergraduate summer internship program will offer stipends of up to $ 3,000. Funding for this program will be a priority for students eligible for Pell, but is open to all students as long as funds are available.

How to Apply for Funding for an Undergraduate Summer Internship

Proposal submissions are due Thursday, February 10. Full-time teaching and administrative staff at Ohio University (including postdoctoral fellows) may submit a proposal.

The funds can be used to pay a student allowance and support direct project costs (e.g. supplies, equipment, project travel, etc.) for their research and creation activity. Grants are limited to $ 3,000 (no more than $ 500 for direct project costs, with remaining funds, for example, $ 2,500 to $ 3,000 for stipends). The funds will be available for summer 2022 only and must be used by September 30, 2022.

Mentors do not need to identify a specific student for the internship prior to submission. However, students identified in the proposal and with financial need, as defined by Pell eligibility, will receive priority funding.

See more details about the program and the application process.

“Now that students are back on campus more fully, we need to connect them to these valuable opportunities,” Shields said. “This funding opportunity will hopefully allow our students, especially those in financial need, to participate. We are particularly grateful to the Association Emeritus and to Dr. Howard Dewald, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for providing matching funds for the crowdfunding campaign. “


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