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, faculty, and staff to receive University funding to support academic and community service issues of special interest.
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 related to Ohio Wesleyan’s Strategic Plan.
Grant Applications: The deadline to submit proposals for Spring 2017 is Wednesday, 15 February. To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete and submitted by 5 p.m. on this date. All co-applicant forms also must be submitted by this deadline.
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.