A select number of associateships and fellowships are available to qualified MS and PhD students once they are admitted. 


Half-time and quarter-time graduate research associateships (GRAs) are available to selected students. Stipends for graduate associateships vary from year to year but are competitive with other leading institutions.

Tuition/University fees are waived for graduates who received a graduate associateship or fellowship appointment 50 percent or over. Each graduate assistant (GA) is responsible for paying all additional fees such as college/technology fees, COTA bus pass fee, student activity fee, and recreational facility fee. A health insurance subsidy of 85 percent is also included. Additional information is available in the GA Benefits Overview Booklet located at this link (under Benefits Overview Books).


Fellowships are available to outstanding students who show the potential to be successful in their graduate program. Fellowships are highly competitive and based on the prospective student’s GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. Some fellowships are available to minority or foreign students.

Competitive associateships and fellowships are available through the University Graduate School Fellowships and through the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

If you are interested in applying for University Fellowships you must check the appropriate box on your admissions application.
Deadline for U.S. applicants: December 1
Deadline for international applicants: December 1


Various animal sciences scholarships are available to graduate students. Visit our scholarships descriptions (see Related Content: "Money Matters", above right) to learn more.

Also, as a graduate student, you will recieve the Department of Animal Sciences Monthly Roundup Newsletter. Various graduate student funding opportunities are included in that electronic newsletter.

More information about associateships, financial aid, and university tuition and fees can be found in the Animal Sciences Graduate Program Handbook and on the Graduate School web site.

Additional Resources

Visit the proposal opportunities pages on this web site (see Related Content above right) for additional funding resources.


Ohio State Council of Graduate Students

  • Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service (three funding periods per year)
  • Career Development Grant (funding periods for fall, spring, and summer)
  • Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant (one funding period per year)

The Ohio State University Graduate School

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

Ohio State Critical Difference for Women

  • Professional Development Grants
  • Women of Color Advancement Grants
  • Marianna Russell Technology Grant

Ohio State Food Innovation Center

Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

Sigma Xi


The Graduate School maintains a list of Fellowships and Grants for graduate students at the Graduate School web site. At the bottom of this linked page note the link to External Funding Opportunities, which will give you even more options. If you need assistance or more information contact Katherine Eckstrand, director of fellowship services, or Jill Toft, fellowship assistant, at (614) 292-9490.