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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


Fellowships for incoming graduate students who expect to focus their graduate work around the theme of “emerging democracies past or present."

WCED Summer Fellowships


Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students toward research projects or internships in Europe or Eurasia that engage the theme of "emerging democracies past or present."

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.