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Voinovich Undergrad Research Scholars

Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholars

Voinovich School Undergraduate Research Scholars
2019-20 Undergraduate Research Scholars

Applications are open. Apply by February 26, 2023. See specific application requirements, below. 

You’re ready. 

Contribute to “real world” research and projects. 

You can connect your classroom learning, passion, and talents to hands-on project work that makes a difference in Ohio communities and beyond.

Each year, the Voinovich School offers competitive scholar positions to outstanding Ohio University students looking for career preparation opportunities and basic/applied research skills. You’ll gain valuable team experience working alongside Voinovich School faculty and professional staff. Service to the region is primary to the research efforts of the various Voinovich School units. 

What you’ll do 

Scholars represent a wide range of disciplines from political science to environmental and plant biology, journalism to business administration. Opportunities include innovative research and work related to energy and the environment, entrepreneurship and regional development, and public policy and leadership. Over the past 20 years, more than 250 students have participated in the Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Are you next? 

Scholars work 10 hours per week, 15 weeks per semester for two semesters at the rate of $15 per hour. Scholars will be assigned to work with Voinovich School faculty and professional staff. 

Passion areas and project work to explore: 

Energy and the environment 

  • Sustainability 
  • Watershed management 
  • Ecology 
  • GIS 
  • Field and lab research opportunities 

Entrepreneurship and regional development 

  • Small business planning 
  • Economic development 
  • Product design and marketing 
  • Social entrepreneurship 

Public policy and leadership 

  • Community health 
  • Education 
  • Public relations and communication 
  • Research and evaluation 

How to Apply 

Interested students should email Dr. Ani Ruhil, Professor, at

Please include: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 
  • DARS report 
  • TWO academic writing samples  

For full consideration for the 2023-24 selection cycle, please apply by February 26, 2023. 

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