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The Copernicus Center for Polish Studies is committed to supporting student engagement with Poland and Polish studies. To foster this, we offer several types of funding opportunities.

  • Graduate students in all departments who focus their research on Polish studies are eligible for the Copernicus Graduate Fellowship. Current students apply for the award; incoming students must be nominated by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES).
    Deadline: February 15

  • Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are invited to apply for Copernicus Summer Grants and Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships to support research or internships in Poland.
    Deadline: February 15

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Polish language courses at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are invited to apply for Polish Language Studies Scholarships to support continued language study.
    Deadline: End of first week of classes in the Winter term

University of Michigan Travel Policy

All U-M students traveling abroad for university-related purposes (i.e., participating in study, research, work, or volunteer programs organized or supported by U-M departments/units or for which U-M in-residence credit is granted) are required to register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry and purchase U-M’s Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Students may also buy this insurance for personal or leisure travel abroad. For information about the U-M international travel policy and other international education resources, see Global Michigan.