With financial support from the U.S. - Russia Foundation (USRF), the International Policy Center (IPC) / Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) will award funds for student-initiated projects (SIPs) starting in August 2020. Under this program, U-M students may design and pursue short-term experiential learning projects focusing on cultural, economic, social and political issues of importance to the U.S. - Russia relationship.
IPC/WDC look for a range of creative (but feasible) proposals that focus on practical professional development related to Russia and the broader region. Examples include:
Volunteering with organizations focused on Russian/Eastern European/Central Asian cultural exchange with the U.S.;
Participating in domestic or international training sessions for future American diplomats, businesspeople or economists working on Russia and the surrounding region;
Participating in international affairs/policy simulations related to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO);
Curating an art exhibit related to the region.
IPC/WDC and CREES typically offer three award cycles for this USRF-funded grant opportunity (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms).
- Undergraduate and graduate students at the Ford School and CREES.
How to Apply
- For more information about these SIP opportunities, including application requirements and deadlines, please visit this program's M-Compass brochure: $ Ford and CREES: Student-Initiated Projects - Developing Future Leaders in U.S. - Russia Relations.
If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact the following staff members: