Undergraduate Students

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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.

Eligibility
  • Only international studies majors and minors are eligible to apply for these funding opportunities. The one exception to this rule is the Arctic Internships program, which is 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 opportunity will start July 1, 2014.
Summer Funding Opportunities
  • Arctic Internships
    For undergraduates from any major seeking  summer internship in the Arctic region. Available internships.
  • 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.
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.

Deadlines

Applications for Study Abroad Funding are accepted year round. (For Fall , Winter and Summer U-M sponsored and organized, study abroad programs.) NB. Funding cycle for this grant opportunity will start July 1, 2014.

Applications for Arctic internships are due by Friday, February 14, 2014 by 5pm. (For Summer 2014). This funding opportunity is now closed.
Applications for PICS Summer Internships and Research Grants are due by Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5pm. (For Summer 2014). This funding opportunity is now closed.

Contact and Delivery Information

Email applications to:

is-fellowships@umich.edu
Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
International Institute
1080 S. University, Suite 2660
P: 734.764.2268 | F: 734.763.9154