About Summer GRA


The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences is pleased offer its yearly Summer Graduate Research Award competition.

CCBS, together with participating faculty and departments, offers annual summer stipends to Graduate Research Award winners. The goal of the Graduate Research Award program is to support innovative interdisciplinary research in cognitive and brain sciences. Students with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Eligibility - Applicants must be matriculated graduate students at The Ohio State University working with faculty who are members of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS). Former recipients of GRAs are eligible, but priority will be given to new applicants. Applicants who are not members of the Center must be nominated by their home department advisor to become a member of the CCBS.

Any student who already has a Summer graduate appointment or fellowship is not eligible to apply. Additionally, CCBS Summer GRAs cannot be deferred to any other session or year.

The 2021 Summer GRA cycle is currently underway. Please check back for information pertaining to the 2022 cycle at a later date. 

Congratulations to our 2021 Summer GRA Winners

Headshots of the 2021 Summer GRA Recipients
Shanmukha Battula
  • Improving Intelligibility of Reverberant Speech in combined Speech and Non-speech Interference
  • Home Department: Computer Science Engineering
  • Visiting Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Advisors: Dr. DeLiang Wang and Dr. Eric Healy
Preston Lennon
  • Aphantasia and Conscious Thought
  • Home Department: Philosophy
  • Visiting Department: Psychology
  • Advisors: Dr. Declan Smithies and Dr. Alex Petrov
Holly Lind-Combs
  • Using Dynamic Time Warping and Levenshtein Distances to Predict Variability in Perception of Non-Ambient Accents
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Visiting Department: Linguistics
  • Advisors: Dr. Rachael Frush Holt and Dr. Cynthia Clopper
Michael McKenna
  • Validating and Extending a Whole-Brain Functional Connectivity Model of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology
  • Home Department: Psychology
  • Visiting Department: Neurology
  • Advisors: Dr. Ruchika Prakash and Dr. Douglas Scharre
Connor Rouillier
  • Delimiting the Boundary Between Object File Representation and Ensemble Representation of Plural Objects and its Interaction With Morphological Form
  • Home Department: Linguistics
  • Visiting Department: Psychology
  • Advisors: Dr. Andrea Sims and Dr. Nikole Patson