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 Internships and the Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research fellowship programs are open to undergraduates in any discipline. The International Human Rights Fellowship is open to LSA undergraduates in any discipline. 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.
Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship
For any advanced undergraduate and graduate student conducting research in human rights.
International Human Rights Fellowship
For LSA undergraduates from any major seeking a summer internship focused on international human rights.