The Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant (Global Gateway Grant) encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate researchers at The Ohio State University by providing financial support for students to undertake research abroad. As part of the grant, graduate researchers help the University in pursuing its strategic international goals by creating and bolstering relations with universities and other institutions across the world, especially in countries in which Ohio State currently has a Global Gateway office. Successful applicants are awarded a grant up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The Global Gateway Grant is funded by the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Council of Graduate Students (CGS)

Awardees have traveled all over the world to conduct their research, including China, Brazil, Cameroon, India, and Italy. This ArcGIS Story Map shows the locations and research interests of the grant awardees for the past two years. The map was created through a collaboration between Josh Sadvari (GIS Specialist, University Libraries) and Keira Williams (Global Gateways Academic Program Manager, Office of International Affairs) and will be updated annually with information about each new group of awardees. 

The 2017 Global Gateway Grant recipients will share their research, their experiences abroad, and the relationships built during their research at the upcoming Global Gateway Grant Symposium.  The symposium will use PechaKucha formatting, allowing for 20 images with 20 seconds of background information by each graduate researcher to provide a glimpse into the significant international presence of each Global Gateway Grant awardee. Learn more about the Global Gateway Grant Symposium, and register to attend here.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 cycle of the Global Gateway Grant and are due on March 1, 2018. To see complete details and submit an application, visit the CGS Funding Opportunities page here: https://cgs.osu.edu/funding-opportunities/global-gateway-grant/.