Program on U.S.-Russia relations

Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations (2020 - 2022)

Developing Future Leaders in U.S.-Russia Relations

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 looks 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 and CREES typically offer three award cycles for this opportunity (fall, winter, and spring/summer terms).


  • Undergraduate and graduate students at the Ford School and CREES.

How to apply


If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact the following staff members: