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International Institute Conference Travel Grants

Description: The International Institute Conference Travel Grants provide supplemental travel support for graduate and professional school students who are presenting papers at conferences in the U.S. and its territories. Conferences held at the University of Michigan are not eligible. Papers must be on international or area studies topics, and must have been selected by a juried process. Students may apply each year for one travel support grant of up to $300.

Eligibility Criteria: Grants are available to graduate students for travel to make presentations at area studies meetings, annual disciplinary meetings, and similar conferences and workshops. Support will not be given for participation on non-juried panels, nor for poster presentations. Preference will be given to applicants who are presenting on juried panels on which more than half of the participants are from institutions other than University of Michigan.

NOTE: All graduate student travel must adhere to the recently updated Warnings & Restrictions implemented by the University of Michigan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grantees will only receive funds if and when their travel plans are approved by the appropriate U-M offices.   

Application Deadline & Submission: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed at the beginning of each month. Application.

Contact: or 734.936.3966.