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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 funding to students who would like to propose and plan an event with a Global theme, for Global Social Work Week or any other time of the year. 

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

    Two grants of up to $250 are available annually. Although applications are taken on an on-going basis, requests for a Global Social Work week event must be received by the Tuesday prior to the week using the Program Request Form below and must meet the specified funding requirements.

    Global Social Work Event Grant Application »

  2. International Institute Fund for Conferences and Workshops »

    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.

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  3. Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives - SAMI Grant »

    Provides students and student organizations with a source of funds for involvement in academic multicultural activities (up to $1000 per year).

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  4. U.S. Department of Education »

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

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September Deadlines

  1. Fulbright Program »

    Deadline: early September (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.

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  2. Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship »

    The Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship was established by gifts from alumni and friends to honor Rosemary Sarri, PhD, on her retirement from her distinguished teaching and research career at the UM School of Social Work. Dr. Sarri generously matched these contributions to double the amount of the fund, and she continues to make gifts to the fund each year. This award provides two scholarships, one for students in the MSW program and one for the students in the Joint PhD Program who have interest in social policy or community organization. Preference is given to students with financial need.

October Deadlines

  1. Luce Scholars Program »

    Deadline: early October

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

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  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 Grant »

    Deadline: late October

    The NPC offers a range of opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in poverty research and poverty-related policy.

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November Deadlines

  1. African Studies Center Conference Travel Grants »

    Deadlines: November and February

    ASC will award up to $500 for domestic and $1,000 for international travel to support Africa-focused conference participation.

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