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February Deadlines

  1. 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.

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

    Deadline: mid-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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March Deadlines

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

    Deadline: mid-March

    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.

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  2. 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 »

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

    Deadline: mid-March

    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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  4. Tinker Field Research Grant »

    Deadline: early-March

    The Tinker Field Research Grants are funded by the Tinker Foundation, LACS, and the International Institute to support graduate students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America.

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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 graduate degrees in the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Social Work. Internships must be at least 10 weeks in length and total available funding (including any NPM support) must not exceed $12,000.

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