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 Office of the Provost / Academic Affairs and the Committee on Teaching and Assessment oversees this grant program.  A review committee evaluates submitted proposals.

There will be two rounds of funding for 2022/2023, one each in the fall and spring semesters:

*The deadline for submission for the fall semester was Sunday, 16 October.

*The deadline for the spring semester is Wednesday, 1 March.

To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete and submitted using the on-line TPG application 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.



Theory-to-Practice Grant Program
OWU Connection Programs
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