Funding Resources

Fellowships, Grants, and Internships

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) extends financial support to University of Michigan students engaging in projects related to:

  • human rights
  • international development
  • international security and cooperation
  • global health
  • global environment
  • comparative cultures and identity

Specifically, we provide support to International Studies Majors and Minors studying, interning, or conducting research overseas.

Looking for an internship?

Visit the U-M International Center  and LSA International Internship Program for internship opportunities and advice.

Other Funding Opportunities at the International Institute

FLAS Language Study Fellowships
PICS is a member of the International Institute (II) which administers the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program at Michigan. FLAS fellowships provide tuition and stipend support to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. FLAS fellowships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students and are awarded through competitions organized by the II and its constituent area studies centers.

The International Institute also provides financial support each year to encourage international research and study. This funding includes fellowships and grants for faculty and student research and internships abroad, as well as support for conferences and events on the Michigan campus. The II is also a source of guidance and administrative support to U-M applicants for national fellowships, such as the Fulbright and Luce awards.