Making Experiential Learning More Affordable

Ohio University is committed to putting experiential learning within reach for all students. Toward that goal, awards and grants are available to support students in pursuing experiential learning opportunities and to support faculty/staff in providing them. Funding opportunities are available on regional campuses and the Athens campus and are supported by the Career and Experiential Learning Fee that Ohio University adopted in Fall 2018. 

Student Funding

Undergraduate Experiential Learning Awards are available to individual undergraduate students. Students may apply for any amount between $100-$1000. 

The next application cycle will support opportunities taking place in summer 2023-spring 2024.

February 3- March 9, 2023 students should attend information sessions and/or schedule individual appointments with Experiential Learning staff through Handshake(opens in a new window) to learn more about the application process.

Application submission deadline: March 10, 2023

Notification of award: April 14, 2023

Student info session dates/times:

  • Wednesday, February 8, 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 23, 6:00 PM
  • Friday, March 3, 12:00 PM

Follow this link to select your session and register to receive the Microsoft Teams meeting link

Application Instructions Past Student Awards 


Faculty & Staff Stewardship Grants

The Undergraduate Experiential Learning Stewardship Grant is available to support new and expanded experiential learning opportunities facilitated by OHIO faculty, staff, and student organizations on any OHIO campus. 

These grants are intended to:

  • Enhance access, recognizing the positive retention and persistence outcomes for under-represented groups 
  • Foster an inclusive environment in experiential learning settings
  • Increase experiential learning offerings that align with the University's definition
  • Encourage collaboration across units
  • Maximize the impact of the Undergraduate Career and Experiential Learning fee

Spring funding cycle timeline:

  • Proposal release date: January 30, 2023
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: March 10, 2023
  • Notification of Award: April 14, 2022
  • Funding up to $5,000 per proposal 

Faculty/Staff info session dates/times:

  • Friday, February 3, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, February 17, 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 PM

Follow this link to select your session and register to receive the Microsoft Teams meeting link

Funds will be available to recipients for 365 days from the date of approval. Funding may be spent over a period of up to two years if a specific project calls for an extended timeline and approval is sought and given in advance.

Application Instructions