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Fellowships & Grants

The International Institute provides generous support to faculty who wish to make a contribution to internationalizing the educational environment for students through international programs, research and teaching abroad, as well as funding for events that relate to area studies or international issues. International Institute provides resources that help faculty enrich the educational environment for students. The II also serves as a connecting point for faculty to network with other scholars on campus and at partnering institutions worldwide.

II Experiential Learning Fund (ELF)

Deadline: December 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017

The Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) is designed to support faculty-led group travel for undergraduate, graduate or professional school students wishing to incorporate an education abroad experiential component into an ongoing course.

II Enterprise Fund (IIEF)

The Enterprise Fund competition will not be held for 2017-2018. Please check back for updates in fall 2017.

The newly established Enterprise Fund is designed to fund projects that spur intellectual and academic innovation, address topics of global importance, and create conversations and collaborations across the area studies community.

CIES Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2017  
The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. These prestigious grants provide funding for recipients to lecture or conduct research abroad for periods of two to 12 months in 140 countries.   

II Support for Events

  • Issues in the Headlines
    The International Institute contributes to the support of events that make substantial contributions to international learning on the University of Michigan campus and in the Ann Arbor community.
    Deadline: Rolling (application must be submitted no more than 30 days in advance of the proposed activity)
  • II Fund for Conferences and Workshops
    The International Institute contributes to the support of conferences and workshops that make substantial contributions to international learning on the University of Michigan campus and in the Ann Arbor community.These funds are also available to undergraduate student groups. Groups wishing to apply must have a faculty sponsor who will fill out the application and vouch for the event. 
    Deadline: Rolling 
    (application must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the proposed activity)
  • II Fund for Performances, Films, and Exhibitions
    The International Institute Fund for Performances, Films, and Exhibitions provides support for performances, films and related programs, exhibitions, etc. that make substantial contributions to international learning on the U-M campus and beyond.  These funds are also available to undergraduate student groups. Groups wishing to apply must have a faculty sponsor who will fill out the application and vouch for the event. 
    Deadline: Rolling
     (application must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the proposed activity)