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Funding Resources

International Studies students on an excursion experience in Snowdonia, Wales, during study abroad experience at the University of Oxford.

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) supports University of Michigan undergraduate students who study, intern, or conduct research abroad.


Only International Studies majors and minors are eligible to apply for PICS Study Abroad and Summer Research and Internship Grants. The Arctic Internship Fellowship is open to all University of Michigan undergraduate students; the International Human Rights Fellowship is specifically open to all LSA undergraduate students; the Human Trafficking Clinic Fellowship is open to all University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students. Graduating students and alumni are not eligible. You must be a continuing student with at least one remaining term of enrollment beyond the term in which your program abroad occurs.

Year Round Funding Opportunities

Study Abroad Funding
PICS offers limited funding for International Studies majors and minors at the University of Michigan who will be participating in a formal, for credit, U-M sponsored and organized, study abroad program during the academic year or summer. 

Summer Funding Opportunities

PICS Summer Research and Internship Grants
For International Studies majors and minors planning summer internship or research abroad. Students will need to show verification that their internship assignment was secured from a reputable organization.

Arctic Internship Fellowship
For undergraduates from any major seeking spring break or summer internships/research opportunities with a focus on the Arctic.

International Human Rights Fellowship
For LSA undergraduates from any major seeking a summer internship focused on international human rights.

Human Trafficking Clinic Fellowship
For any undergraduate or graduate student seeking a summer internship focused on international human rights. 

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