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 donors who have made significant endowment contributions and also to members of the President’s Circle, a group of donors who have made special gifts to fund initiatives to improve the student experience.
The Committee on Teaching and Assessment oversees this grant program. A review committee evaluates submitted proposals.
There will be two rounds of funding for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Fall Semester: Friday, 20 November
Spring Semester: Friday, 2 April
Theory-to-Practice Grant Program -- April Application Form
Please also see the OWU Connection / IOCP 2020/2021 Update Page for additional information, including information about travel restrictions.
Students are encouraged to develop proposals that include travel for the 2021/2022 academic year.
To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete and submitted no later than midnight on the date of the deadline for the round. All co-applicant forms also must be submitted by the application round deadline.
For more information, please see the Guidelines & Instructions for Submission page.
Any topic. Anywhere. Design your own project, write your proposal, and get OWU funding.
Recently, students have used Theory-to-Practice Grants to study dementia in rural Tanzania, accounting systems in Australia, the refugee crisis in France, and agriculture and ecology in Guatemala.