Funding Resources for Undergraduate Students
The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) supports University of Michigan undergraduate students who study, intern, or conduct research abroad.
- Only international studies majors and minors are eligible to apply PICS Study Abroad and Summer Research and Internship Grants. The Arctic Internships and the Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research fellowship programs are open to undergraduates in any discipline.
- Graduating students and alumni are not eligible. You must be a continuing student with at least one remaining term of enrollment beyond the term in which your program abroad occurs.
Year Round Funding Opportunities
- Study Abroad Funding
PICS offers limited funding for international studies majors and minors at the University of Michigan who will be participating in a formal, for credit, U-M sponsored and organized, study abroad program during the academic year or summer. NB. Funding cycle for this grant is now open in MCompass.
Summer Funding Opportunities
- PICS Summer Research and Internship Grants
For international studies majors and minors planning summer internship or research abroad. Students should demonstrate that internship assignment was secured from a reputable organization.
- Arctic Internships
For undergraduates from any major seeking summer internship in the Arctic region.
- Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship
For any advanced undergraduate and graduate student conducting research in human rights.
Calls for Applications for Summer Funding
Follow the three links above for more information and application materials. New calls are announced via e-mail in January each year and will also be posted on this website. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the PICS e-mail list.
Applications for Study Abroad Funding are accepted year round. (For Fall , Winter and Summer U-M sponsored and organized, study abroad programs.)
Funding cycle for the following grants will open in MCompass in Fall 2015:
Applications for Arctic internships are due on February 15, 2016. (For Summer 2016).
Applications for PICS Summer Internships and Research Grants are due on March 15, 2016. (For Summer 2016).
Applications for Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship are due on March 15, 2016. (For Summer 2016).
Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
1080 S. University, Suite 2660
P: 734.764.2268 | F: 734.763.9154