How do I find a research project?
The Undergraduate Research Office is a great place to begin. They have helpful resources online to help you get started. Visit their online research resources at
How do I find a research mentor?
Talk with professors who teach on topics that interest you. Visit their web pages, read some of their published work, and visit them during their office hours. Be sure to visit the Undergraduate Research Office website for tips on finding a research mentor, including a list of professors who have already supervised Ohio State undergraduates.
Undergraduate Research Grants
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports participation of underrepresented students in research and scholarly activity. ODI will award research grants of up to $500 to undergraduates to help offset research-related expenses. Qualifying expenses may include supplies for the research project, payment of research subjects, or data collection and analysis. Students who are already involved in research activity can apply for funds to present their research at a conference.
This application is for research projects to be completed during the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is April 1, 2013.
Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled at The Ohio State University.
Applicant must have a research mentor who is a full-time member of the Ohio State faculty.
Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Special consideration will be given to students from underrepresented groups and/or first-generation college students.
Download the application here.