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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.

Boren Scholarship for International Study

Deadline: January 15

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren scholarship provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to learn languages abroad in world regions critical to U.S. security interests.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship  

Deadline: February 1

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 (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: 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. Certain awards may allow for virtual projects in 2022, see page for details.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Campus Deadline: August 27, 2023
National Deadline: Mid-October (date TBA)

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

Luce Scholars Program

Campus Deadline: Mid-September
National Deadline: Mid-October

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

II Fund for U-M Conferences and Workshops

Deadline: Rolling

Graduate students and faculty can apply for support for research-related conferences, symposia, and workshops in area and international studies. Undergraduate student groups must have a faculty sponsor who will apply on their behalf.

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.