Research Funding Opportunities

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Supporting research in the Humanities is of critical importance to a variety of stakeholders. Securing extramural funding enables competitive individual and collaborative research that increases the scholarly reputation of faculty and graduate students and enhances undergraduate learning in the classroom; it also supports programs that reach into the community of alumni, continuing learners, donors, and educators.

This site provides lists of possible funding opportunities offered by external agencies and universities for faculty, postdocs, and PhD candidates in the Humanities and English. The lists are not comprehensive but can serve as a guide for funding your research and advancing your career. Deadlines refer to sponsor receipt deadlines; in some instance (for limited submission opportunities), the deadline is the Ohio State receipt deadline. The lists will be updated throughout the year as deadlines are announced and new funding opportunities arise.

Kristina Ward, Grants Development Specialist, is available to assist with locating funding opportunities from government agencies and private and corporate foundations to support your research and academic programming; assess funding opportunities for fit; consult on draft proposals; assist in budget preparation; and shepherd proposals through the administrative review process. Please contact her at to schedule a consultation or to discuss your research agenda.