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Office of Global Activities Funding

Rolling Deadlines

  1. Global Social Work Event Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    The Office of Global Activities (OGA) offers event grants to the School of Social Work students who would like to propose and plan an event with a global theme.

    Student events that have been proposed and funded in the past include showing a documentary with a global focus, hosting a discussion afterward, and organizing a panel of social workers who have done work abroad. Events are not limited to these categories, and we encourage students to get creative and propose something new.

    Two grants, each up to $125, are available in the fall semester.

    Two grants, each up to $125, are available in the winter semester.

    Global Social Work Event Grant Application

  2. Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives - SAMI Grant

    Provides students and student organizations with a source of funds for involvement in academic multicultural activities. The awarded amount can be up to $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for student organizations or groups. Application cycle is once a month.

    SAMI Grant

  3. OGA Global Conference Grant

    Deadline: Ongoing

    The Office of Global Activities (OGA) offers funding bi-annually to MSW and Ph.D. students who submit an abstract and are accepted to present at either the Joint World Conference on Social Work Education and Social Development or the IFSW Global Social Work Conference. Please be aware that the conferences occur every other year and thus funding is available every other year.

    Note that a student is eligible to receive this grant only if they have not graduated by the time the conference takes place and if their abstract is accepted by one of the conferences.

    OGA Global Conference Grant

  4. U.S. Department of Education

    A list of current grant opportunities through the Department of Education.

    U.S. Department of Education Grant Opportunities

August Deadlines

  1. Fulbright Program

    Deadline: Late August (campus deadline)

    The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Student Fulbright Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. At U-M this competition is administered by the International Institute.

    Fulbright Program

September Deadlines

  1. Luce Scholars Program

    Deadline: Late September

    This program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year.

    Luce Scholars Program

  2. Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

    Deadline: mid-September

    The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

    Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

October 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

  2. Tinker Field Research Grant

    Deadline: October 1

    The Tinker Field Research Grants are funded by the Tinker Foundation, LACS, and the International Institute to support graduate students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America.

    Tinker Field Research Grant

  3. U-M International Opportunities Fair

    Takes place mid- to late October.

    Connect with program representatives and employers to explore internship/work abroad programs, volunteer programs, job and internship opportunities and graduate school options.

    U-M International Opportunities Fair

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