Fun Facts
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Grants awarded for cross-disciplinary research and A+H interventions
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Mentoring and cross-disciplinary research support for students
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Grants invested in amplifying community-engaged projects


The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme has recommitted the university to the specific importance of the humanities and the arts to understanding, representing and addressing global concerns and pressing social issues and to creating a diverse, engaged research and learning community. In addition to the $2.5 million commitment in one-time cash to support grants and programming for a five-year period (2015-2020), the Global Arts + Humanities has increased the percentage of its permanent, annual rate funding of $2.5 million earmarked for the hiring of tenure-track faculty and development of programming to fund several of the following open grants competitions and fellowship opportunities.


Chart depicting funding cycles from autumn 2021 through spring 2025

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Current opportunities

Note: Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19, some of the funding opportunities below are currently on hold, as indicated.


Wednesday, September 29 by 11:59 p.m.

Position description

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme seeks a 25% Graduate Administrative Associate (GAA) for the 2021-22 academic year. Per University rules, Graduate Administrative Associates may not hold an appointment for more than 75% time as a combination of appointments. 

This GAA will gain valuable experience in website and social media content generation and storying for the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme. The position is also an opportunity to develop administrative skills as related to marketing and communications in a university setting.


The GAA will be closely mentored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme team. This will include:

  1. Weekly meetings with the communications specialist about relevant projects and tasks. The communications specialist will mentor the GAA in conceptualizing, writing, revising, publishing and promoting content like news stories, feature stories, essays, blog posts, videos, podcasts, photo essays, social media posts and more. 
  2. Monthly meetings with the faculty director and program manager.
  3. Attending GAHDT leadership meetings. 


  • Content development: Writing news and feature stories for the website and print/digital marketing publications. Writing frequent updates about news initiatives and announcements, in addition to crafting long-form features in collaboration with GAHDT leadership and principal investigators.
  • Website management: Creating news/events pages, running link checks and ensuring content is timely and robust. Making suggestions for developing new/existing content.
  • Promotion: Submitting news and events items for promotion in various college and university calendars and marketing channels. Distributing print materials and preparing mailings.
  • Social media: Translating existing content and generating new content for GAHDT’s new Twitter feed and collaborating with the communications specialist on managing the Hootsuite scheduling system.
  • Events: Assist in the planning, preparation, execution, documentation and photographing of events. Assist with implementation of GAHDT's forthcoming autumn exhibition.
  • Other: Other responsibilities may include analytics tracking/reporting, production assistance with videos/podcasts, and more.

Required qualifications

  • Graduate student status at Ohio State
  • Strong research and writing skills

Desired qualifications

  • Background in English, creative writing, communications and/or journalism
  • Demonstrable experience in journalism, nonfiction writing, professional/public-facing writing
  • Working familiarity with AP style
  • Working familiarity with Drupal (website content management system)
  • Working familiarity with Hootsuite, Canva

How to apply

To be considered for this position, submit the application webform by 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2021.

The application requires the following information:

  • One-page cover letter describing how this position aligns with your past experiences and/or future goals. Address cover letter to Communications Specialist, Mx. Breanne LeJeune (she/they)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Two References: Names, titles, relationships and contact information (phone and email) for two professional references
  • Writing sample: 1-3 samples of writing that demonstrate breadth of writing ability and experience. For example, an academic essay, an event poster, screenshots of a professional social media account you developed content for (not your own), a nonfiction essay, a photo story or illustration, etc. 


Please direct questions about this position to Program Manage Puja Batra-Wells (batra-wells.1).


 Mobile Methods and Practices Series

Global Arts + Humanities will co-sponsor Mobile Methods and Practices events to foster dialogue on Arts and humanities methodologies and practices. These events aims to highlight new scholarly and creative projects, resources, and cross-disciplinary opportunities.

To propose a mobile event, please submit an application below. Event requests should not exceed $1,500. Student applications must include a letter of support from a tenure track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Sciences.  Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by the Leadership Committee. Requests should be submitted no less than 21 days before the event.

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Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

Global Arts + Humanities co-sponsorships provide support for events that align with the GAHDT mission and core goals and intersect with one of the four focus areas.

Sponsorship requests may not exceed $500. Student applications must include a letter of support from a tenure track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Sciences. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Leadership Committee. These requests must be submitted using the tool below  -  no less than 21 days before the event.

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The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme will offer financial support up to $5,000  for interdisciplinary  groups to attend conferences, visit universities or centers, or attend events or performances. Preference will be given to conferences that are broad-based, multi-disciplinary and national or international in scope.

For a travel opportunity to qualify for this grant opportunity, the travel leader must be a tenure-track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. Travelers may include individuals from within and outside of the division, graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni and staff. Grantees may only receive ONE travel grant per academic year. Grants cannot be used to support after-the-fact travel. Grants award monies will be transferred to the travel leader’s department for administration.

CONTACT: Applicants may email questions to GAHDT Program Manager, Puja Batra-Wells, at

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