Internships and Professional Development:
International Institute Individual Fellowships (Undergraduate and Masters level)
Funding is available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to participate in internships abroad. Internships can be with private companies, government agencies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations. The International Institute cannot assist applicants in obtaining internship placements. Internships may be paid or unpaid, but students with paid internships must include their salary amounts in their budgets, and are eligible only for partial funding.
International Institute Conference Travel Grants (Graduate, for domestic travel)
The International Institute Conference Travel Grants provide supplemental travel support for graduate and professional school students who are presenting papers at conferences in the U.S.A. and its territories. Papers must be on international or area studies topics, and must have been selected by a juried process. Students may apply each year for one travel support grant of up to $300.
German Chancellor Fellowship Program (Graduate, U.S. citizens only)
The aim of the 12-month program is to give young leaders from the U.S., the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China the opportunity to spend an extended period in Germany at an early stage in their careers. Applicants design individual research-related projects tailored to their professional development and goals. Before submitting an application, they must establish contact with a prospective host (mentor), who agrees to supervise them during the stay in Germany.
Luce Scholars Program ,Asia (Graduate, U.S. citizens only, age restriction)
The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field (other than Asian studies) including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Robert Bosch Fellowship Program (Graduate degree required, U.S. citizens only. Age restriction)
Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow’s professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Research
Funded by U.S. Congress and German Parliament. Intensive German language training and internship placement. Open to enrolled students, alumni, graduate students and recent graduates. Previous knowledge of German preferred, but not required.
Ph.D. students seeking funding for international research projects may be eligible for the following:
International Institute Individual Fellowships
The fellowship also supports undergraduate and professional school students who are doing research abroad as part of their degree program. For the purposes of this award, research is defined as thesis research, participation in an on-going research project as part of a required degree-related work experience, or other independent research toward degree requirements. The research project does not have to be for academic credit.
Rackham International Research Award
The Rackham Graduate School announces 2010 Rackham International Research Awards (RIRA) to support terminal master's and doctoral students conducting degree-related research outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Terminal Master's students are those in programs which do not offer a Ph.D. degree, such as an M.F.A.
The Department of State Fulbright Program (U.S. citizens only)
The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Student Fulbright Program, which makes fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. At U-M this competition is administered by the International Institute.
Country- or Site-Specific Fulbright programs:
Fulbright ANU College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Scholarship (Australia)
This Scholarship is for U.S. citizens wishing to carry out research towards their U.S. postgraduate degree, or undertake an Australian postgraduate degree by research, working with the Australian National University College of Business and Economics.
Fulbright CSIRO Scholarship (Australia)
The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for American citizens to undertake 8-12 months postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organisation, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), working on Australia’s most ambitious scientific research program, the National Research Flagships.
Fulbright Garcia-Robles Bi-National Business Grant Program (Graduate, U.S. citizens only)
10-month internships combined with coursework at one of two Mexican Universities. Grantees work as interns five days a week in their assigned companies, and attend university in the evening, one to three days per week. Requires flue
Privately Funded Programs
Kauffman Singapore Scholars Program
Based at Nanyang Technological University. Graduating BBA seniors and recent grads educated in engineering, science, or technology are eligible to apply. The scholars will focus on how to take innovative ideas developed in the laboratory and turn them into businesses with growth potential and strong appeal for the rapidly expanding Asian marketplace.
Dow Chemical Hong Kong-Michigan Graduate and Post-doctoral Scholarship Program:
The Dow Chemical Company, with headquarters in Midland, Michigan, has created a new scholarship for advanced graduate students and recent PhDs of universities in the state of Michigan to spend up to ten months doing research while affiliated with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The award starts in the 2009-2010 academic year. The Hong Kong America Center and the HKUST will administer the program on behalf of Dow.