Summer Graduate Research Awards


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.

Learn more about applicant eligibility and requirements at the bottom of this page. 

Congratulations to our 2022 CCBS Summer GRA Winners!


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Applicant Information [The next cycle will open in February 2023]


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 2022 graduate appointment or fellowship is not eligible to apply. Additionally, CCBS awards cannot be deferred to any other session or year.


Please email a completed application to by March 4, 2022, 5:00 PM EST. Applications should consist of the following elements:

  • Completed Application Form 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Verification of student enrollment in research hours with their home department
  • 2-page proposal of your interdisciplinary research project. The proposal should have specific, focused goals, and discuss the interdisciplinary nature and benefits of the project. The proposal will be evaluated by faculty outside of the applicant’s area.
  • Description of all summer commitments outside of the proposed GRA work, including credits enrolled, internships, and/or volunteer positions. Include how many hours per week you will spend on each commitment.