Generously supported through a partnership with the OSU Office of the Provost, the research cluster program offers scholars with expertise in different disciplines the opportunity to explore a topic of shared interest in common and in depth.

Meeting space, organizational assistance, and discretionary funding up to $1,000 are provided to groups awarded support. Participation in clusters is open to OSU faculty and instructors, scholars from other institutions, and advanced graduate students. A variety of aims and configurations are applicable, from works-in-progress or reading groups to teams with specific goals such as course or conference development. We encourage proposals that include creative interdisciplinary collaborations or offer inventive means of public engagement with issues of humanistic significance. 

The deadline for submitting proposals for 2019-2020 humanities research clusters is MONDAY, JUNE 3. For more information and application instructions, read our call for proposals.  

2019-2020 Research Clusters

Public Humanities
Marisa Chappell, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

Qualitative Methods
Shaozeng Zhang, School of Language, Culture, and Society

Reparations, Restitutions, and Apologies
Flo Leibowitz, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

Radical Readers
Alex Diaz-Hui, MA Candidate, School of Writing, Literature, and Film


2018-2019 Research Clusters 

Film and Visual Studies Pedagogy

 Sebastian Heiduschke, School of Language, Culture, and Society

Disability Studies Network

 Stephanie Jenkins, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

Engaged Scholarship

 Susan Rowe, College of Education

Technology and the Environment

Joshua Reeves, School of Arts and Communication

Junior Women Writers

 Elizabeth Sheehan, School of Writing, Literature, and Film