Research Grants

Participants in the Comparative National Elections Project pose outside a Tibetan Buddhist lamasary just outside of Lijiang, China.

Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State University faculty and students to apply for grant funds to support research related to international security.

Student research grants may be used for a variety of research-related purposes including travel, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more. Please note that as of 2019 research grant funds will no longer cover speaker series and conferences, which will be judged in a separate competition. 

The mission of the Mershon Center is to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. Our understanding of international security draws from a wide range of perspectives, approaches, and substantive foci. Consequently, successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived.

The center places an especially strong emphasis on supporting interdisciplinary research. Applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative interdisciplinary proposals that include a statement on how their project will contribute to the interdisciplinary development of knowledge.

For more information, please click on the links to the right.