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Research or Internship Support in Africa

ASC seeks applications from University of Michigan students for a limited number of grants toward summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Africa. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region. Grants will not be considered for students graduating in the current Winter Term.

Award amount: Up to $3,000

Deadline: The application deadline is 11:59 pm on February 15. The online application, including all the required components outlined below, must be submitted before that time.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the II Student Fellowships Resource Page prior to beginning the application process.

Note: Applications are to be submitted using the II Student Fellowships (IISF) common application. 

Application Submission: Please see the II Student Fellowship Resource Page for detailed information on application components.

The application includes:  

  1. Online Application form
  2. One recommendation letter
  3. Statement of Purpose: (single-spaced, 12-pt. font, 3 pages maximum, including any bibliography, citations, project timetable, graphics, etc.)
  4. Project expense sheet
  5. Letter of Invitation or Description of In-country Resources
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. U-M Transcript.

Selection Process: A selection committee comprised of faculty and staff from across the University will evaluate the applications on the following criteria: feasibility, relevance to degree program, relevance to career goals, record of academic achievement, and overall quality of the application.  Results will be announced in April.

Note: Internship and undergraduate students must show a demonstrated interest in African Studies and meet all of the requirements of the University Travel Policy and the Institutional Review Board.

A written project report will be required at the conclusion of the grant.

Questions should be directed to