At OWU, you connect the classroom and the real world. A Theory-to-Practice Grant could fund your original research, internship, or creative project anywhere in the world.

You can bring learning to life with an OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant (TPG). Initiated in 2009, Theory-to-Practice Grants enable students to receive University funding to expand and enhance their undergraduate experience.

Recent grants have funded projects ranging from studying the literary politics of Ireland, to exploring sustainable tropical agriculture in Ecuador, to building rapport between cultures while interning with the East Meets West Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

To date, the program has awarded nearly $1.67 million in University funds to the campus community, enabling 800 OWU students, faculty, and staff to conduct research or complete projects in 62 countries (including the U.S.) and 25 states/territories, including Ohio.

The TPG program is funded through the generous support of the President’s Circle, a group of donors who have made special gifts to fund initiatives to improve the student experience. 

Grant Applications: The deadlines to submit proposals for the 2017/2018 academic year are:  

  • Monday, 16 October
  • Friday, 1 December
  • Thursday, 1 February
  • Sunday, 1 April

To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete and submitted no later than midnight on these dates.  All co-applicant forms also must be submitted by this deadline.  For the 2017/2018 academic year, $200,000 in awards will be granted.



Theory-to-Practice Grant Program
OWU Connection Programs
61 S. Sandusky St
Delaware, Ohio 43015
F 740-368-3073