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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 faculty and students to apply for research grants and scholarship funds.  

Faculty and student research grant applications must be for projects related to the study of national security in a global context.  We are also interested in projects that emphasize the role of peace-building and development initiatives globally, as well as projects that strengthen the global gateways in China, India and Brazil.  We will also consider projects related to campus area studies centers and institutes, or projects that address the university’s Discovery Themes of health and wellness, energy and the environment, and food production and security.

The Mershon Center has also established the International Security Study Abroad Scholarship to support undergraduates whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security and who would benefit by studying in a foreign country.  Students are encouraged to take foreign language courses, especially those deemed critical for national security.  As many as 12 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded.

For more information, including application forms and instructions, please see the Grants section of the Mershon Center website.  The deadline for all applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.