Recruitment Grants

The Graduate School offers campus visit recruitment grants to support graduate programs in their recruitment efforts, especially those of the most highly sought-after applicants.

Student eligibility

Travel costs will be reimbursed by the Graduate School for all U.S. citizens or green card holders who qualify for and are nominated by their graduate programs for a first-year Graduate School fellowship, who are awarded a University Fellowship through college level processes, or who are nominated for a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship (any category, including nominees who have been entered in the competition through the use of allotted waivers).

U.S. students and green card holders living abroad are eligible for these funds. A student need not win a fellowship to be eligible for reimbursement. However, only students actually nominated by their graduate programs (or awarded a college-level University Fellowship) are eligible for reimbursement.

Funds under this grant program cannot be utilized to reimburse the visits of nominees who have previously been students at Ohio State except under exceptional circumstances that will be assessed by the Graduate School on a case-by-case basis.

Allowable expenses
  • Grant funding is available only for the reimbursement of travel (transportation: airfare, bus or train fare, car mileage) expenses for eligible students (see below).

  • Grant funding is limited to a maximum of $250 per eligible student.

  • Grant funding is limited to a maximum reimbursement of $5,000 to a graduate program.


    Details about the recruitment grant program are available through the program guidelines. For more information, contact Associate Dean Scott Herness at (614) 292-9490.

    Need help?

    Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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