Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Fund

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**Please check back for updates on the status of the 2020/2021 Howe Travel Grants program in the Spring term.**

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Fund, CMRS will offer funding for graduate students working on any aspect of the Middle Ages or Renaissance. First preference will be given to students traveling to appropriate research repositories. Second preference will be given to students traveling to conferences/seminars. The Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, in consultation with a committee of faculty affiliates of the Center, is responsible for adjudicating all applications for funding. Please also note that previous recipients are permitted to reapply for these grants, but that, all else equal, first-time applicants will receive priority consideration. Students not enrolled at The Ohio State University during Spring Semester 2021 are not eligible to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact cmrs@osu.edu.

Application Form

Donors, your ongoing contributions to the Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Fund are welcome and much appreciated. Please click here for more details about how to support this or other CMRS programs.



Travel to Risk Designated Locations

**Ohio State is following the public health guidance of local, state and federal officials to protect the health and well-being of the university community and to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic and international travel restrictions, initially announced in March, have been extended until December 31, 2020.**

University supported travel to risk designated locations requires review and may entail restrictions or stipulations.

Undergraduate Students

  • Ohio State scholarship or grant funding for travel to risk designated countries is restricted to travel on approved education abroad programs listed in the Office of International Affairs (OIA) education abroad search engine or other university managed travel approved by the International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC).­
  • Ohio State scholarship or grant funding for individual travel to countries with a specific risk designated region(s) requires review of the proposed itinerary relevant to the excluded regions. Individual undergraduate travel to restricted region(s) is not eligible for funding.

Graduate and Professional Students

  • ­ Ohio State scholarship and grant awards for individual travel to risk designated countries requires the submission of a petition and ITPC approval.  
  • ­ Ohio State scholarship or grant funding for individual travel to countries with a specific risk designated region(s) requires review of the proposed itinerary relevant to the excluded regions. Individual travel to restricted region(s) requires the submission of a petition and ITPC approval.
  • ­ The petition process factors academic rationale and an individual safety proposal into consideration. Petitions should be submitted at least 60-days in advance of travel and prior to utilization of university funding.    

For further information on the ITPC risk designated policy or the petition process, please contact international risk management at IRM@osu.edu

Travel Registration and Insurance Enrollment

Ohio State students using university scholarship or grant funding for individual travel to international locations are required to register their travel. Travel Registration includes completion of emergency response information, access to pre-departure health and safety modules and enrollment in the supplemental international insurance. The insurance includes specific coverage for medical care, medical evacuation, repatriation, and political security and natural disaster evacuation. There is a modest daily rate for the insurance enrollment that students should calculate into budget proposals for funding. Students participating in education abroad programming coordinated through OIA are already registered in the system and automatically enrolled in the supplemental international insurance. 


For additional information, please visit the Office of International Affairs Education Abroad - Health and Safety webpage.