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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

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 in international security.

Faculty research and seed grants and graduate student research grants may be used for a variety of research-related purposes including travel, seminars, conferences, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more. All faculty and graduate student applications will be judged in the same competition pool.

Applications must be for projects that relate to one or more of the Mershon Center's three areas of focus:
• The use of force and diplomacy.
• The ideas, identities and decisional processes that affect security.
• The institutions that manage violent conflict.

We are also interested in projects that emphasize the role of peace-building and development initiatives globally, in addition to projects that strengthen the global gateways in China, India and Brazil. We will consider projects that speak to the university’s Discovery Themes in health and wellness, energy and the environment, and food production and security as well.

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