Small Research Grants for Undergraduates

Special funding of up to $1800 is available to sponsor and support undergraduate research in Decision Sciences at Ohio State. Any Ohio State faculty advisor can apply for such funds on behalf of an undergraduate.

Examples of allowable research-related expenses include (but are not limited to) compensation of experimental or survey participants, monetary or other incentives in experiments, research materials or equipment, software, data sets, presentation expenses, conference registration, travel, and student wages. Faculty salary support is not allowed, nor are expenses that are incurred before the funding of the research proposal.


Any Ohio State faculty member(s) with an undergraduate student conducting relevant research. Usually, the undergraduate student would write their own proposal with the relevant faculty member(s). The faculty member would then submit the proposal. 

Application deadline

None. Proposals are considered on a rolling basis. The Decision Sciences Collaborative Steering Committee will promptly decide on the funding.

Submission instructions

File Click here for the DSC grant application template. Applicants must use this template to apply effective immediately.  Please read the instructions and requirements carefully and answer all questions in full.


Please contact any member of the Decision Sciences Steering Committee:

Ellen Peters, DSC Director, Department of Psychology (
Jason Coronel, Department of Communications (
Paul J. Healy, Department of Economics (
Ian Krajbich, Department of Psychology and Economics (
Stephanie Moulton, Glenn College of Public Affairs (
Rebecca Walker Reczek, Fisher College of Business (
Amanda Robinson, Department of Political Science (