The University of Michigan provides generous support to faculty who wish to explore activities and research that relate to global issues or make a contribution to internationalizing the educational environment for students through international programs and teaching abroad. Below is a list of globally related funding that is open to faculty.
Research grants on Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian related issues offered to full-time University of Michigan faculty, librarians, and curators who will be teaching courses are eligible
Deadline: contact the China Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for the dates of the LRCCS Executive Committee meetings at which applications will be considered This fund is designed to support faculty-led group travel for undergraduate, graduate or professional school students wishing to incorporate an education abroad experiential component into an ongoing China-related course during either winter break or spring-summer terms.
On a case-by-case basis and contingent on the availability of funds, the Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia (WCEE) Director will consider requests for modest funding from faculty affiliates of WCEE centers (Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for European Studies, and Copernicus Center for Polish Studies).
U-M teaching staff are invited to submit a proposal for Southeast Asia curriculum development. Especially attractive will be curricular development that integrates Southeast Asia content into a previously existing course with no Southeast Asia content, or development of a new course focused on Southeast Asia. The grant can be used for research and development of materials, including research assistance.
The International Institute contributes to the support of conferences and workshops that make substantial contributions to international learning on the University of Michigan campus and in the Ann Arbor community. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to graduate and professional school students and faculty for the purpose of planning and conducting research-related conferences, symposia, and workshops in area and international studies.
The Global Islamic Studies Center (GISC) welcomes proposals from affiliated faculty for research, conferences, and event co-sponsorships.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) offers grants to U-M faculty to support workshops, research, and dissemination of less commonly taught languages.
The African Studies Center (ASC) seeks applications from University of Michigan faculty for a limited number of grants toward research projects in Africa.
Deadline: beginning of August for draft review, end of August to receive a campus interview, and early October for national review.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Core Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. These prestigious grants provide funding for recipients to lecture or conduct research abroad for periods of two to 12 months in 140 countries.
Deadline: mid-October and early April
The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) seeks proposals for faculty-led research projects that address themes related to authoritarianism and democracy, broadly understood. All Michigan faculty are eligible to apply. The grants support both individual and collaborative faculty research. Proposals may include travel to research sites, bringing international collaborators to the University of Michigan, initiating conferences and workshops (such as hosting a workshop to receive peer feedback on an advanced book project), or travel to devise research partnerships with academic institutions or NGOs. Funds may also be requested for pilot projects or to supplement existing projects.
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