International Programs helps to support and celebrate the achievements of OSU faculty and students who are selected for grants and fellowship that involve international teaching, research and study. The following list consists of several prestigious grant programs that not only enrich the individuals awarded, but help to enrich the OSU campus learning environment upon their return.
Faculty Internationalization Grants (FIG) are designed to encourage and support OSU faculty who are working to further OSU’s internationalization efforts as well their own professional involvement in activities that enhance our teaching, research and engagement with topics and colleagues beyond the U.S. OSU’s current internationalization efforts include recruitment and retention of diverse international students, developing and supporting education abroad opportunities for OSU’s domestic students, promoting global learning through curricular and co-curricular means, and fostering strategic international partnerships to promote faculty research and outreach activities. Grants are available to OSU faculty to help promote international research, partnership, and collaboration. The applicant’s unit is expected to share the cost of this investment to promote internationalization across the University.
Past Awardee Obligations
Awardees must submit a one-page FIG Reflection Report to their college/unit and International Programs within 30 days of completing the activity. The report should include:
IP will post these reports on our website to illustrate the depth and breadth of international activity on campus and to provide a conduit for networking amongst faculty.
Please contact Laurie Lewis, if you have any questions.
Past Grant Recipients
Graduate Internationalization Grants (GIG) are designed to encourage and support OSU graduate students who are doing actual research or research internships related to their field of study that take place at overseas locations. Grants are available to masters and doctoral students to help fund international travel to research or internship sites and pay for related expenses. The applicant’s academic unit is expected to share the cost of this investment to promote internationalization across the University. This award is not intended for attending (or presenting at) international courses, workshops, conferences or seminars. Please see the Graduate School Travel Award which may be better suited for these purposes.
OSU’s current internationalization efforts include recruitment and retention of diverse international students, developing and supporting education abroad opportunities for OSU’s domestic students, promoting global learning through curricular and co-curricular means, and fostering strategic international partnerships to promote faculty research and outreach activities.
International activities eligible for funding
Applicants must be:
Domestic and international students are eligible.
Ineligible: Post-doctoral scholars
Criteria for Award Selection
Award decisions are also contingent upon availability of funding and will take in to account representation across the University. Note: GIG awards are limited to one award per student per academic year.
Approval Notification and Procedures for Transfer of Funds
GIG awardees must submit an International Reflection Report (no more than one page) to their major professor and International Programs within 30 days of completing the activity. The report should include:
Note: IP may post these reports on our website to illustrate the depth and breadth of international activity undertaken by graduate students on campus.
Online GIG Application (Applications are no longer being accepted for 2013-14.)
Please contact Laurie.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries each academic year.
Dr. Ma. Carmen Ablan-Lagman (De La Salle University)
Dr. Ablan, an Associate Professor and Coordinator in the Biology Department at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, a government Centre of Excellence in biology. She is an affiliate of the Shields Ocean Research Center (SHORE) of the College of Science and Head of the Biodiversity Unit of the Centre for Natural Science and Environment Research (CENSER) at DLSU. Her interests are in the study of genetic diversity and population structure of marine organisms and their implications to the management of coral reefs and associated aquaculture and fisheries in the Philippines and other Asia Pacific regions. Dr. Ablan-Lagman is at OSU to work on assembling the transcriptome and studing variability in gene expression in response to temperature stress, in the mud crab Scylla serrata. She will be at the Department of Zoology working with Dr. Eli Meyer. This work will open new avenues for gene expression research and maybe genetic improvement of the mud crabs, a very valuable aquaculture species in the Philippines. It will also help develop research programs on gene expression and adaptation of other marine organism.
Dr. Brendan Cahill (University College Cork)
Dr. Cahill is a Fulbright-Marine Institute Scholar awardee and recent PhD graduate from UCC in Ireland. He will undertake research on ocean wave energy test sites while at Oregon State. He is hosted by Dr. Robert Paasch and Dr. Belinda Batten in the College of Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering) Visit Blogging my time as a Fulbright – Marine Institute Scholar at Oregon State University
Dr. Thomas Newsome (PhD Graduate and Research Fellow from The University of Sydney)
Dr. Newsome is the 2013 Fulbright New South Wales Scholar sponsored by the New South Wales government and universities. He will conduct research related to the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Bringing together experts in the U.S. and Australia, Thomas’ focus will be on whether there would be benefits for Australia in using similar measures with dingoes in areas where they have become locally extinct. He is hosted by Professor William Ripple in the College of Forestry (Forest Ecosystems and Society). Visit http://thomasnewsome.com/ for more information and project updates.
View a list of Former Fulbright Visiting Scholars to OSU
Dr. H. J. Albers (Forestry Ecosystems and Society/ Applied Economics)
Professor H.J. Albers has been awarded a 4 month Fulbright Scholar research grant in Tanzania. Her research focuses on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and rural poverty policy in forest, marine, and savannah settings.
Dawn Moyer (International Degree and Education Abroad)
Dawn Moyer received a 3-week International Education Administrator award to the United Kingdom. Fulbright IEA's are designed to share best practices, new ideas and connections for implementing global opportunities on their own campuses.
Lillian Read (International Degree and Education Abroad)
Lillian Read received a 2.5 week International Education Administrator award to Germany. Fulbright IEA's are designed to share best practices, new ideas and connections for implementing global opportunities on their own campuses.
View a list of Former OSU Faculty Fulbright Scholars
OSU is proud to have a number of outstanding graduate, and in some cases, undergraduate students who have participated in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program enables one to conduct research and study in more than 135 countries.
View a list of former OSU Fulbright Student Scholarship Recipients
- Allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
- Provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
- Facilitates cultural exchange Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
- Promotes mutual understanding Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
- Recent BA/BS graduates Graduating seniors and recent Bachelor’s-degree recipients usually propose projects for which they have had some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience.
- Master's and doctoral candidates Will demonstrate capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.
- Young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields May have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
- Artists and musicians Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree may substitute at least four years of professional training or experience.
OSU Fulbright U.S. Student Program Adviser: LeAnn Adam, International Degree & Education Abroad
If you are interested in applying for a U.S. Student Fulbright grant, please contact LeAnn Adam to make an appointment. LeAnn will explain the application requirements, discuss different options and offer guidance and assistance throughout the application process.
Each September, on University Day, the OSU Faculty Senate recognizes the extraordinary contributions of faculty and staff who enhance student, faculty, and staff awareness and participation in international education, research and related activities.
2013 Leslie Richards College of Public Health and Human Sciences
2012 Ping Hung Hsieh College of Business
2011 William Warnes College of Engineering
2010 Morrie Craig College of Veterinary Medicine
2009 Sunil Khanna College of Liberal Arts
2008 Lizbeth Ann Gray College of Health & Human Sciences
2007 Anuncia Escala College of Liberal Arts