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February Deadlines

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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March 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. Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Student Global Experience Fund »

    Application Deadlines:

    • Fall and Academic Year: July 15
    • Winter Term: November 15
    • Spring/Summer Terms: March 15

    This opportunity is being offered to students by past University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman who wanted to ensure that more students travel abroad to experience other cultures firsthand, seek solutions to world problems and learn to thrive in a dynamic global environment.

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April Deadlines

  1. Center for Social Impact Self-Directed Internship Funding »

    Deadline: mid-April

    The Center for Social Impact provides students with practical opportunities and a pathway to social impact leadership. Students collaborate with mission-driven organizations across sectors to develop innovative solutions to pressing social challenges.

    The Center, in partnership with the Nonprofit and Public Management Initiative, will award competitive grants for nonprofit and public management summer internships to students pursuing a dual degree in the School of Social Work and in the Ross School of Business or Ford School of Public Policy. Internships must be at least 10 weeks in length and total available funding (including any NPM support) must not exceed $14,000.

  2. Mark and Myra Sorensen International Travel Scholarship »

    Deadline: early April

    The Mark and Myra Sorensen International Travel Scholarship is designed to support students who will participate in study, internship, volunteer, or research programs abroad. All U-M students who are enrolled in a degree program are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship.

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