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Funding

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we will consider funding applications for summer 2021 for a variety of research or internship projects, including virtual opportunities.

All travel must follow current guidelines, which are detailed in the International Institute Travel Policy.

Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) is pleased to make available grants for in-person and virtual summer research projects or internships for current undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Funding is intended to be used within Europe/Eurasia or at international institutions from that area in the U.S. Please contact WCEE for questions regarding projects outside the region.

Deadline: March 1 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 (in-person) or 10- to 15-hour-per-week (virtual) time commitment for a minimum of six weeks.  

Application Requirements

  • WCEE Summer Funding Application form (applications for 2021 are closed)
  • 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 (Undergraduate applicants for internships do not need to have a letter of invitation to apply for funding, but rather may upload a list of the internships to which you are applying.) 

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

Contact: wcee.funding@umich.edu

Selection Process: A selection committee comprised of faculty affiliated with the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia will evaluate the applications on the following criteria: feasibility, relevance to degree program, relevance to career goals, record of academic achievement, and overall quality of the application. Applicants should not assume they will receive an award, and should not purchase airline tickets before the awards are announced if they cannot cover the cost from other sources.

Funding Sources

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

  • Albanian Community Summer Fellowships support study, research, or internships in Albania and in neighboring countries preparing to join the European Union. Awards up to $1000
  • Kabcenell New Europe Grants provide funding for summer study, research, or internships in countries that became European Union members in 2004 or later, or are current candidate countries. Awards $1000-$5000