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February Deadlines

  1. African Studies Center Funding for Research or Internship Support in Africa

    Deadline: late February

    ASC seeks applications from University of Michigan students for a limited number of grants toward summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Africa. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region.

    African Studies Center Funding for Research or Internship Support in Africa

  2. Center for European Studies - European Union Center Summer Research and Internship Grants

    Deadline: mid-February

    The Center for European Studies seeks applications from University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students for grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 towards summer research or internships. The grants are intended to promote the study of Europe and European integration.

    Center for European Studies - European Union Center Summer Research and Internship Grants

  3. Center for the Education of Women Scholarships and Fellowships

    Applications are available in November.

    Deadline: mid-February

    Approximately 40 Scholarships are awarded annually ranging from about $1,000 to $10,000, with some larger scholarship awards given. Must have experienced a consecutive lapse in education after graduating high school of at least five-year (60 month) OR be identified as a primary caregiver.

    Center for the Education of Women Scholarships and Fellowships

  4. Ginsberg Center Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

    Deadline: mid-February

    The Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship will allow selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world. The fellowship will support such experiences as, for instance, volunteer with a humanitarian organization such a school, clinic, or aid program, or the exploration of humanitarian issues not well understood in the United States.

    Ginsberg Center Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

  5. 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

  6. International Institute Student Fellowships

    Deadline: mid-February

    The International Institute Individual Fellowships are designed to support University of Michigan students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000.

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

    International Institute Student Fellowships

  7. Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS) Field Research Grants

    Deadline: mid-February

    The LACS Field Research Grants are funded by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, LACS, the LACS-Brazil Initiative, and the International Institute to support master's, doctoral, and professional school students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America. The grants provide students with the opportunity to establish professional and academic contacts, assess research sites, and refine their projects. Master's candidates may use the funds for projects related to research or their theses. Ph.D. students may use the funds for preliminary dissertation research.

    Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS) Field Research Grants

  8. South African Initiatives Office (SAIO) Student Research Grant and Moody Fellowship

    Deadline: late February

    Through SAIO, funds will be available to support graduate students who are studying or researching in the field of African Studies. In addition, those students wishing to combine research and service by pursuing internships in Africa are encouraged to apply. Those applicants who receive SAIO funding for internships will be designated as Moody Fellows.

    South African Initiatives Office (SAIO) Student Research Grant and Moody Fellowship

  9. SSW Alumni Board of Governors Scholarship/Practicum Award

    Deadline: February 3, 2020 5:00 p.m. EST

    The Alumni Board of Governors Scholarship Award was established in 2006 to help meet the growing needs of U-M MSW students who pursue national and global field experiences and/or global independent study projects. The Alumni Board of Governors strongly believes that as our world continues to change, it is increasingly important for social work students to gain a local, national and global perspective to address the many challenges that we face.

    Required Application Materials

    The following materials must be submitted with the scholarship application. To complete these PDFs electronically, please download them and use Adobe Reader. The in-browser PDF viewer may not allow saving.

    Begin the Application

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

  10. Weingast Family Fund for Study in Israel

    Deadline: late February

    Funding is available for all University of Michigan graduate students who are receiving any grant or loan funds through the office of financial aid from the Weingast Family Fund for up to $5,000 per request. Students pursuing travel or study abroad in Israel are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students from LSA who will be studying for semester or year-long programs.

    Weingast Family Fund for Study in Israel

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