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November Deadlines

  1. The Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research and Training Program (MHIRT) »

    Deadline: early November

    MHIRT is an all-expenses paid program that provides students the opportunity to engage in important and interesting research overseas on issues related to health disparities.

    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. Center for the Education of Women Scholarships and Fellowships »

    Applications are available in November.
    Deadline: late January

    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.

    Learn more »

  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes »

    Deadline: early January

    NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year.

    Learn more »

  5. Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program »

    Deadline: mid-January

    The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

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  6. 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.

  7. USAID Global Health Fellows II Internships »

    Deadline: late January

    GHFP-II, led by the Public Health Institute (PHI), helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency's current and future health programs.

    Learn more »

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