Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Fund


The deadline for submitting applications to the 2020 Howe Research Grant program will be Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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 2020 are not eligible to apply.

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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 Warning Policy and Supplemental International Insurance

In countries under a current Department of State Travel Warning or other locations designated high risk, undergraduate students cannot use scholarship awards for study abroad programs and/or individual international projects outside of venues approved by Ohio State. Approved programs are communicated on the OIA website via the study abroad search engine:

Graduate and professional students may petition the International Travel Policy Committee for approval a minimum of three months prior to proposed travel.  Countries currently on Department of State Travel Warning can be viewed at: For further information on the policy and/or the petition process, please contact Dru Simmons, international risk manager, Office of Risk Management and Insurance.

Ohio State students traveling to international locations for the purpose of study abroad, undergraduate or graduate/dissertation research, internships or independent study are required to enroll in the university's supplemental international insurance which is provided through HTH Worldwide.  The insurance includes coverage for medical, evacuation, repatriation, emergency assistance, and political security and natural disaster.  Students participating in study abroad programming coordinated through the Office of International Affairs are automatically enrolled in the supplemental international insurance.  Students who are traveling abroad independently may enroll on-line for the supplemental insurance.

**For additional information, please visit the Office of International Affair's Travel Advisory Warnings and Petitions webpage as well as their Traveler's Insurance webpage.