Funding Opportunities for Students

The University of Michigan offers numerous opportunities for students to obtain funding for research, education and internships related to international affairs.Some of those opportunities are listed here.

For Undergraduates

For Graduate Students


For Undergraduates

CREES Research, Internship and Fellowship Grants

From: UM's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

For: Students enrolled in a degree program who wish to participate in internships or conduct research in Eastern Europe or the Former Soviet Union.

How Much: $500 to $1,500

Deadline: February 15, 2017

More information, including how to apply: click here

FLAS Fellowships

Eligibility: UM students (either graduate or undergraduate)

From: UM's International Institute

For: Students studying less commonly taught languages including Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Serbian, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Yiddish

Amount: up to $15,000 in tuition and stipend support

Deadline: January 15, 2017

More information, including how to apply: click here

 

International Institute Individual Fellowships

From: University of Michigan's International Institute

For: Students enrolled in a degree program who wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad.

Amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: February 15, 2017

More information, including how to apply: click here

 

Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

From: UM's Ginsberg Center

For: Students pursuing a community service project or civic participation abroad.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: February 13, 2017

More information, including how to apply: click here

 

Thai Studies Internship Support

Eligibility: UM undergraduate students in good standing.

From: UM's Center for Southeast Asian Studies

For: Supplemental support for student internships in Thailand.

Amount: up to $2,000.

Deadline: March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

More information, including how to apply: click here

 


 





For Graduate Students

 

African Initiative Grants and Fellowship Program

From: UM's Center for Afroamerican and African Studies

For: Michigan graduate students planning to embark on a course of study and research in the field of African Studies.

Amount: up to $10,000

Typical Due Date: February 16

Link: Description

 

American Association of University Women International Fellowships

Offered By: American Association of University Women

Intended For: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.

How Much:
Master's student: Up to $18,000
Doctoral Students: Up to $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Up to $30,000

Dadline: November 15, 2016

More information, including how to apply: Click here

 

Andrew W. Mellon CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program

Offered By: The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University

Intended For: Doctoral candidates transitioning from coursework to fieldwork

How Much: $4,000

Typical Due Date: February 15

Link: Application FAQ's and materials

 

Armenian Studies Fellowship

Offered By: The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program

Intended For: Incoming PhD students focusing their graduate work around Armenian Studies.

How Much: Contingent on funds available

Typical Due Date: February 15

Link: Program website

 

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Offered By: Council Consortium Member Freie Universitat Berlin

Intended For: US and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Doctoral students (all but dissertation by the start of the program) and US and Canadian Ph.D's who received their doctorate in the last two years.

How Much: 10 - 12 month residential program at the Freie Universitat Berlin with living stipend

Typical Due Date: December 1

Link: Website

 

Boren Fellowships

Offered By: National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Intended For: Graduate students looking to add international experience and less commonly taught language components to their education

How Much: Up to $30,000

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: More Information

 

Copernicus Endowment for Polish Studies

Offered By: The Copernicus Endowment

Intended For: Incoming doctoral or master's level student at the University of Michigan who expects to focus his/her graduate work on Polish Studies.

How Much: $15,000

Typical Due Date: February 15

Link: Description

 

CREES Research, Internship and Fellowship Grants

Offered By: University of Michigan's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

Intended For: Students enrolled in a degree program who wish to participate in internships or conduct research in Eastern Europe or the Former Soviet Union.

How Much: $500 to $1500

Typical Due Date: March 15

Link: Award website

 

Doctoral Grants at the Graduate School of North American Studies

Offered By: John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies

Intended For: Students working on a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies who already possess an M.A. in American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology or Economics

How Much: Funded doctoral program with stipend

Typical Due Date: January

Link: www.gsnas.fu-berlin.de

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

Offered By: US Department of Education

Intended For: Students studying designated, less commonly pursued foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies

How Much:

Academic Year Fellowship: tuition plus a $15,000 stipend

Summer Graduate Fellowship: tuition for language program plus $2,500

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: International Institute's FLAS website

 

Graham Sustainability Fellowships

Offered By: Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute

Intended For: Doctoral students whose research is related to environmental sustainability.

How Much: $25,000 a year for two years

Typical Due Date: Late October

Link: website

 

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants

Offered By: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Intended For: Research grants for scholars in all social science disciplines for projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences, particularly issues of policy relevance

How Much: $3,000 to $5,000

Typical Due Date: January

More information, including how to apply: Click here


International Institute Individual Fellowships

Offered By: University of Michigan's International Institute

Intended For: Students enrolled in a degree program who wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad.

How Much: Up to $5,000

Typical Due Date: February 14

Link: Individual Fellowhsips website

 

Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship

Offered By: European Commission, the European Union Center and Rackham

Intended For: Students in graduate or professional schools working on issues of European integration.

How Much: Up to $5,000

Typical Due Date: December 1

Link: Website

 

Jean Monnet & Max Weber Fellowships

Offered By: European University Institute (Florence)

Intended For: Proposals that fit well with one or more of the Centre's core research themes: EU Institutions, Governance, and Democracy; Migration; Economic and Monetary Policy; Development Policy; Competition Policy and Market Regulation; Energy and Climate Policy;
International and Transnational Relations; and Global Governance.

How Much: 1 and 2 year fellowships

Typical Due Date: October

Link: EUI's application announcement

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Research College: "The Transformative Power of Europe"

Offered By: The Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe)

Intended For: Doctorates, particularly those whose research is in the field of comparative regionalism

How Much: One year, €30,000 plus traveling expenses

Typical Due Date: April 1

Link: Website

Contact: transform-europe@fu-berlin.de

 

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants

Offered By: Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan

Intended For: Doctoral students and those in master's programs that do not offer a Ph.D. option conducting degree-related research outside the United States.

How Much:
Master's student: Up to $1,500
Pre-candidates: Up to $1,500
Candidates: Up to $3,000

Typical Due Date: Continuous, rolling basis

Link: Student research grant website

 

Rackham International Research Awards

Offered By: Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan

Intended For: Doctoral students and those in master's programs that do not offer a Ph.D. option conducting degree-related research outside the United States and Puerto Rico.

How Much: $7,000 average award with a maximum of $8,000

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: International Research Award website

 

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Offered By: Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan

Intended For: Doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation researcg and writing.

How Much: Three terms of support plus a stipend of $2,500 per month throughout

Typical Due Date: January 19

Link: Description

 

Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

Offered By: University of Michigan's Ginsberg Center

Intended For: Students pursuing a community service project or civic participation abroad.

How Much: Up to $5,000

Typical Due Date: February

Link: More Explanation

 

Sakip Sabanci International Research Award

Offered By: Sabanci Universitesi

Intended For: Scholars working in contemporary Turkey addressing the issues and challenges that multiculturalism presents for the the governance of the EU.

How Much: $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award

Typical Due Date: March 31

Link: Award Page

 

Self Directed Internship Support

Offered By: The University of Michigan Nonprofit and Public Management Center

Intended For: Students in the Ford School of Public Policy or School of Social Work committed to working in the nonprofit or public management sector.

How Much: Up to $2,000 to defray internship costs

Typical Due Date: March

Link: Website

 

Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics

Offered By: The Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable

Intended For: Advanced doctoral students or junior professors who have been out of graduate school for two or fewer years.

How Much: Up to $5,000

Typical Due Date: continuous, rolling basis

Link: Website

 

Summer Research Apprenticeship Program

Offered By: University of Michigan Economics Department

Intended For: Economics doctoral students or those in the Economics joint degree with the Ford School who are finishing their first or second year of study.

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: Description

 

Thai Studies Graduate Research or Internship Grants

Eligibility: UM graduate students in good standing.

From: UM's Center for Southeast Asian Studies

For: Supplemental support for research in Thailand.

Amount: up to $2,000.

Deadline: March 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

More information, including how to apply: click here


Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR)

Offered By: Many participating organizations

Intended For: Recent doctorates looking for a career in policy-oriented and international research at think tanks or political consulting research institutes

How Much: Three eight month fellowships at different institutions, including travel and monthly stipends

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: Website

Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students

Offered By: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

Intended For: Incoming graduate students at the University of Michigan who expect to focus their graduate work around the theme of "emerging democracy past or present" in Europe, Russia, or Eurasia

How Much: Up to $12,000

Typical Due Date: February 1

Link: More Information

William Davidson Institute Student-Initiated Global Impact Summer Internships

Offered By: University of Michigan's William Davidson Institute

Intended For: Master's students with summer internships with organizations doing work in emerging market economies like development-oriented NGOs.

How Much: Up to $10,000

Typical Due Date: January

Link: Website

 

William Davidson Institute Partnership Global Impact Internships

Offered By: University of Michigan's William Davidson Institute

Intended For: Master's students (preferably MBAs) pursuing projects with identified WDI partner organizations.

How Much: Up to $10,000 plus up to $1,500 reimbursement for air travel

Typical Due Date: January

Link: Website







 





 



 



 



 


 

Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship

Offered By: Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan

Intended For: Students who have achieved candidacy prior to the beginning of the term of receipt of award.

How Much: Tuition with an $8,600 stipend

Typical Due Date: May 1

Link: Description