The Provost has designated funds for graduate fellowship stipends and recruitment bonus scholarships to recruit students of the highest quality and to raise the profile of graduate education at OSU.

The Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program provides prestigious university fellowships for one year only, which will be comprised of twelve‐month stipends, plus tuition scholarships and subsidized health insurance. Fellowship nominations will be accepted on behalf of newly recruited and admitted doctoral and master’s degree students. Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program will provide one time, academic year scholarship awards for recruiting purposes. Awards will be made to students admitted for the 2012‐13 academic year.

Fellowships will include a twelve‐month stipend of $30,000 for doctoral students and $22,000 for master’s students, to be distributed in four equal quarterly installments during the year. The fellowship will also provide full academic year tuition remission through the Graduate School’s Targeted Graduate Tuition Scholarship program plus a supplemental scholarship to cover the cost for enrollment in three graduate credits during summer term. Recipients will be formally appointed as OSU graduate fellows to allow access to subsidized health insurance under the prevailing graduate assistant/fellow health insurance plan. Fellowships will be administered by the Graduate School.

Deadline: February 6, 2012


The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities located in the U.S. and its territories nominating undergraduate students to participate in the NIST – SURF Gaithersburg or Boulder Programs. The programs will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally know NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.

Applications consist of two parts: (1) The student’s university must submit a grant proposal that provides details about its academic program and must nominate one or more students, (2) Students must provide copies of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent or personal statement.

The University Honors College (UHC) will take the lead in submitting proposals from OSU. Please contact Kevin Stoller ( if you are interested in applying to the NIST – SURF Gaithersburg or Boulder Programs.

Complete NIST – SURF information:

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore (