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Fellowships

A fellowship is a financial award made by Ohio State to support students during a portion of their graduate degree programs.

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.

Fellowship Requirements

Presidential Fellowship

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

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.

Patrick S. Osmer SROP Fellowship

The intent of the Patrick S. Osmer SROP Fellowship is to offer admission and financial support to outstanding Summer Research Opportunites Program (SROP) participants as early as possible.

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.

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