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Office of Global Activities Funding

October Deadlines

  1. University of Michigan Poverty Research

    Deadline: late October

    The NPC offers a range of opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in poverty research and poverty-related policy.

    University of Michigan Poverty Research

November Deadlines

  1. Institute for Research on Women and Gender Community Scholars Graduate Fellowship

    Deadline: late November

    This is a four month summer fellowship program. It is intended to support U-M graduate students who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality.

    Institute for Research on Women and Gender Community Scholars Graduate Fellowship

  2. William Davidson Institute Global Impact Internship Program

    Application Deadlines:

    • Proposal: late November
    • Full Proposal: deadline late January

    WDI provides high quality action learning opportunities for University of Michigan graduate students to work with international organizations, while at the same time providing meaningful business assistance and support to those global organizations.

    William Davidson Institute Global Impact Internship Program

December Deadlines

  1. Global Activities Scholars Program

    Application Deadlines:

    • Early Application: December 1
    • Priority Application: February 1
    • Final: March 1

    The Global Activities Scholars Program (GASP) is a unique opportunity for students interested in working with individuals, communities, and organizations in a global context as part of their On-Campus MSW program. Up to twelve incoming students will be selected each year to complete a global field placement during the spring/summer term (May - August). The purpose of the program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.

    Applicants must select the Global Social Work pathway as their primary pathway or the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse pathway as their primary pathway with the Global Social Work pathway as their secondary pathway.

    Global Activities Scholars Program and Application Information

  2. SSW Global Independent Study Grant Application

    Deadline: early December

    A global independent study offers students the ability to design a global social work opportunity in a foreign country while earning 1-6 elective credits. Accepted students receive a $2,000 scholarship to help cover the various costs.

    * This is a highly recommended funding source for Global students. Typically one or more MSW students receive funding from this source annually.

    Global Independent Study

January Deadlines

  1. David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

    Deadline: late January

    Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks.

    David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

  2. FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

    Deadline: mid-January

    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages.

    FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

  3. U-M President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights Graduate Student Travel Award

    Deadline: late January

    Funding available to U-M graduate students in social work and other areas of study interested in addressing, evaluating or improving global labor standards and monitoring.

    President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights

    This internship award provides financial and logistical support of $5500 to internships focused broadly on addressing, evaluating or improving global labor standards and monitoring. The University of Michigan President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR) helps support internships that contribute to the University's effort to improve international labor standards.

    Students are responsible for sourcing their own projects, but some connections to organizations and help can be provided. Past examples of projects include students working with local human services and legal services organizations, the UNDP, ILO, UNICEF, World Bank, government agencies and private human rights organizations with a wide variety of concerns (e.g. women's justice issues, juvenile law, labor disputes, land rights, health care, economic development, land management, etc.).

    Internship length should be at least 10 weeks with flexible start and end dates. The award will cover the costs of airfare, housing, visa fees, immunizations, international health insurance and a living stipend that is intended to cover meals, ground transportation, and incidentals. This internship does not pay a salary.

    U-M President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights Graduate Student Travel Award

    Email questions to PACLSHRApplications@umich.edu

  4. William Davidson Institute Global Impact Internship Program

    Application Deadlines:

    • Proposal: late November
    • Full Proposal: deadline late January

    WDI provides high quality action learning opportunities for University of Michigan graduate students to work with international organizations, while at the same time providing meaningful business assistance and support to those global organizations.

    William Davidson Institute Global Impact Internship Program

February Deadlines

  1. African Studies Center Conference Travel Grants

    Deadlines: mid-October and mid-February

    ASC will award up to $500 for domestic and $1,000 for international travel to support Africa-focused conference participation.

    African Studies Center Conference Travel Grants

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