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Funding

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies supports U-M students who are engaged in learning about democratic transitions and examining democratic freedoms. Two major fellowships at the center support this mission and extend opportunities for students to study emerging democracies on campus and beyond.

Weiser Emerging Democracies Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students

NOMINATION DEADLINE: February 15

Fellowships for incoming graduate students who expect to focus their graduate work on both the conditions under which democracies emerge—and autocracies endure. Through its work on transformations of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships into more open societies, WCED will support the study of past, ongoing, and future efforts to assure and extend freedom and democracy.

WCED Summer Fellowships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15

Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students toward research projects or internships in Europe/Eurasia to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy.

WCED Graduate Student Research Grants

PROPOSAL DEADLINES: October 15 & April 1

Grants for graduate students toward research projects related to authoritarianism and democracy, broadly understood.

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.