The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration in the arts and humanities by providing support in the form of research and creative practice grants, graduate team and postdoctoral research fellowships and experiential teaching and learning grants. By breaking down barriers to meaningful collaboration, we create an inclusive culture that empowers faculty, staff and students to foster social change and respond to emergent global challenges and enduring social inequities. 

Global Arts + Humanities is part of the Discovery Themes, a university-wide initiative created with the goal of connecting experts and facilitating cross-disciplinary research to accelerate new discoveries and translate knowledge into practical solutions for meaningful impact.

Read Essay | "Cross-Disciplinary Impact and Influence"
by Faculty Director Wendy S. Hesford


Upcoming Funding Deadlines

(February 15, 2022)

Society of Fellows | Ohio State Faculty Fellowships
Society of Fellows | External Fellowships
Society of Fellows | Graduate Team Fellowships
Society of Fellows | Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships

(March 1, 2022)

GAHDT Faculty Fellows
Arts, Technology + Social Change | Arts Creation Grants
Graduate Professional Development Grants
Discovery Field Schools Teaching Grants

Recent News

January 24, 2022

The Ohio State University Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme and Translational Data Analytics Institute are pleased to support a new two-year post-MFA/postdoctoral researcher position in…

January 14, 2022

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is proud to announce that Faculty Director Wendy S. Hesford has received a three-year reappointment!

Wendy S. Hesford:

"I am pleased to…

December 9, 2021

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is pleased to announce our spring lineup of events, including our Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues series and accompanying graduate workshops. All…

October 27, 2021

After a year-long process of collecting faculty and staff ideas, members of the Global Arts + Humanities leadership team and Advisory Committee have identified the 2022-23 Society of Fellows …