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January Deadlines

  1. Weingast Family Fund for Study in Israel »

    Deadline: early January

    Funding is available for students at the University of Michigan who wish to study abroad in Israel. The amounts will vary by year but are expected to be a minimum of $1,000 per award. Funding can be used to support UM and non-UM study abroad programs, including programs in liberal arts, sciences, economics, business, politics, etc.

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  2. William Davidson Institute Global Impact Internship Program »

    Deadline: early 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.

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February Deadlines

  1. Alumni Board of Governors (BOG) Practicum Award »

    Deadline: February 5, 2018

    The Alumni Board of Governors Award helps meet the growing needs of U-M MSW students who pursue national and global experiences. Applicant must be admitted into a SSW approved national or global field placement site or a global independent study project for which they are seeking support.

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

  2. African Studies Center Conference Travel Grants »

    Deadlines: mid-October and mid-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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  3. African Studies Center Funding for Research or Internship Support in Africa »

    Deadline: mid-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.

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  4. China Internship Initiative »

    Deadline: February 1

    The China Internship Initiative provides opportunities for U-M students to apply to summer internships in China. The LSA Global Opportunities Hub and LRCCS partner to source exclusive and rewarding summer internships for U-M students.​

    Learn more about The China Internship Initiative »

  5. 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.

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  6. 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 »

  7. International Institute Individual 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.

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  8. Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowships for Research on Issues of European Integration »

    Deadline: early February

    The Center for European Studies and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined as the contemporary and historical processes of integration visible in European society and culture. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.

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