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Fellowships & Grants

The International Institute provides generous support to undergraduate students for research abroad, international internships, and the study of less commonly taught languages.  In addition to the awards below, the II Centers & Programs offer funding opportunities.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

Deadline: August 31, 2018

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, makes fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Luce Scholars Program

Deadline: October 10

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year.

II Student Fellowships (IISF)

Deadline: February 15

The International Institute Student 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.

Samo Alajbegović Fellowships (SAF)

Summer grants to help fund research and internship opportunities in the fields of marine biology, biology, ecology, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities, for undergraduate students in the College of LSA. Study abroad will take place in the Northern Mediterranean region, namely Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The grant recipients will be known as Alajbegović Fellows.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship  

Deadline: January 15

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and stipends to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) and U-M units fund these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

Student Groups

Deadline: Rolling

Student groups seeking funding can apply through the II Fund for Conferences and Workshops and the II Fund for Performances, Films, and Exhibitions. Groups must have a faculty sponsor who will apply on their behalf and vouch for the event.