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A fellowship is a financial award made by Ohio State to support students during a
Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit through university-wide competitions without respect to financial need. Graduate fellows cannot be required to perform a service in return for receiving a stipend.
Graduate students cannot apply directly for these fellowships.
For important deadlines visit the Fellowship Calendar.
The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School. It recognizes the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.
University Fellowships are used to recruit new, incoming graduate students to Ohio State. Students cannot apply directly for these fellowships. Each Ohio State graduate program is limited to the number of students that they can nominate for fellowship consideration.
Graduate Enrichment Fellowships
Graduate Enrichment Fellowships are used to recruit new, incoming graduate students to Ohio State who will bring diversity to the Graduate School. Students cannot apply directly for these fellowships. Nominations are made and submitted by graduate programs.
Early Offer Inclusive Excellence Fellowship
The Early Offer Inclusive Excellence (EOIE) Fellowship is one of several initiatives led by the Graduate School to assist graduate programs in their efforts to recruit highly qualified underrepresented students to enhance the diversity of our student population and promote excellence in Ohio State PhD graduate programs.
J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship
Established by generous friends of the Graduate School, the Dinius Fellowship supports students who plan to pursue a graduate or professional degree at Ohio State. Preference is given to students who earned an undergraduate varsity letter at Ohio State.
Pelotonia Graduate Fellowship
Support for students in any field or discipline conducting cancer research. Funds are raised by Ohio State’s annual bike tour, Pelotonia. Awardees are paid a competitive stipend and the Graduate School provides fee authorizations.