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October Deadlines

  1. 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.

    Learn more »

  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

    Learn more »

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.

    Learn more »

  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.

    Learn more »

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 is a unique opportunity for students interested in working with individuals, communities, and organizations in a global context as part of their MSW program. Up to six incoming students will be selected each year to complete a global field placement during the spring/summer term. 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. This program is open to students in all practice method concentrations and practice areas except for students who select the Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health combination. Please note: Placements for Interpersonal Practice and Social Policy and Evaluation are limited.

    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.

    Learn more about 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.

    Learn more »

  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.

    Learn more »

  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.

    Click here to visit the President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights website.

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