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Fellowships & Grants

To speak with a fellowships advisor, please explore the funding options below to learn requirements before making an appointment with an advisor through the online scheduler.

The International Institute provides generous support to undergraduate students for research abroad, international internships, and the study of less commonly taught languages. All travel must follow current guidelines, which are detailed in the International Institute Travel Policy.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship  

Deadline: January 15, 2021

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.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Deadline: Early February, 2021 (Official Deadline TBA. Please refer to the timeline on the UK Fulbright Commission’s website.)

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programs for U.S. undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage, and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

II Student Fellowships (IISF)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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. Certain awards may allow for virtual projects in 2021, see page for details. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Campus Deadline: Late August, 2021
National Deadline: Mid-October, 2021

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

Campus Deadline: October, 2021 (Official Deadline TBA)
National Deadline: November, 2021 (Official Deadline TBA)

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia each year.

Student Groups

Deadline: Rolling

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

In addition to the awards above, many centers and programs at the International Institute offer funding opportunities. Please visit individual center websites for more information.