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Copernicus Summer Grants

Students on the 2015 U-M Poland Study Tour meet Lech Wałęsa

The Copernicus Center for Polish Studies seeks applications from undergraduate and graduate students studying Poland at the University of Michigan for grants to support summer research projects or internships in Poland. Awards range from $500-$5000. Copernicus Summer Grants are supported by CCPS and offered through the Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia.

Deadline: February 15 at 11:59 pm

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Eligible students must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research, and the research project must be at least one month in length. Applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region, and the internship must constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment for a minimum of six weeks.

Application Requirements

Note: The application for Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia is submitted using the online application used for several International Institute student fellowships. Please see the II Individual Fellowships page for more detailed information on application components.

  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • Project expense information
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  • Official University of Michigan transcript
  • Letter of invitation or description of in country resources (You do not have to have an internship Letter of Invitation to apply for Weiser Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe and Eurasia, but rather may upload a list of the internships to which you are applying in place of the Letter of Invitation.)

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


Recent Copernicus Summer Grant Recipients


Emily Learman BA History
Catherine Szkop,
BS Evolutionary Anthropology


Ian Bratcher, PhD Sociology
Nora Dolliver,
MA REES/MSI Library & Information Science
Alexander Wegrzyn,
BA International Studies/Polish/Spanish
Maryellen Zbrozek,
BS Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity

John J. Świderski Fellowship
Elizabeth Lawrence,


Alena Aniskiewicz, PhD Slavic
Matthew Harmon, BA LSA
Michael Keller, BA History/Political Science

Marjorie and Maxwell Reade Graduate Fellowship
McKenna Marko,
PhD Slavic