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MSU-Specific International Travel and Study Abroad Opportunities


This list is limited to MSU-specific travel and study abroad resources. Many other funding opportunities for travel and study abroad can be located under the broader category Area Studies.

Selected Opportunities Databases


Selected Opportunities

Community Volunteers For International Programs (CVIP) Scholarship
http://isp.msu.edu/cvip/scholarship/
To assist MSU international student by providing a tuition grant of 3 credit hours.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

FAQs Concerning Financial Aid for Study Abroad at Michigan State University
http://studyabroad.msu.edu/finaid/finaidfaq.html
More information about getting loans can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Freshman Seminar Abroad Scholarship
http://studyabroad.isp.msu.edu/frseminar/costs.html
The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) and the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) offer a limited number of scholarships specifically for eligible FSA participants. In all cases, to be eligible for the award a student must be (1) admitted to MSU with their deposit paid, (2) have submitted their application to an FSA program, and (3) have on file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the MSU Financial Aid Office. Scholarship applications must be submitted online, using the student's "My Study Abroad" portal ... Awards funded through the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) and Office of Financial Aid are designated for Pell grant eligible students who have demonstrated high academic merit. Award amounts depend on funding and range from $500 to the full cost of the program in very limited cases. The deadline for the APUE awards is June 7. Awards funded through the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) are for $250, and require applicants to have a 2.5 GPA or above and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for OSA awards is June 7.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Michigan State University has been selected to receive funding under this program for September 2015 through March 2017. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program provides opportunities for prospective postsecondary teachers in the field of modern foreign languages and area studies to conduct doctoral dissertation research overseas.Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education. Graduate students submit fellowship applications through their respective institutions. Grantee institutions disburse grant funds to their fellows. Grants are awarded for an 18-month period, within which fellows must complete their respective research projects. Competitions are conducted annually. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible. Contact Roger Bresnahan with questions or interest (Email bresnaha@msu.edu or call (517) 432-8244).
(Last checked 05/27/15)

(Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie) Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships
http://studyabroad.msu.edu/internships/gliozzo_scholarship.pdf
Provides financial support for undergraduate MSU Domestic and International students to participate in approved accredited internship programs.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Dr. Charles & Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship
The Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship is for doctoral students who wish to undertake field research abroad for the purposes of their dissertations. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Applicants should be citizens and permanent residents of the United States.
2. Applicants are enrolled in doctoral programs at MSU, have garnered sufficient academic credits, have clearly-delineated dissertation research objectives and ideally have or are in the process of defended/defending their research prospectus/proposal.
Application deadline: March 18, 2016
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Global Neighbors Scholarship
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_nonResident.asp#internat
Awarded to a limited number of international students displaying academic achievement.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Global Spartan Scholarship (GSS)
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_nonResident.asp#internat
Scholarships for incoming international freshmen at MSU.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Graduate Student International Travel Grant (GSITG)
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/grad_scholarships.htm
ISP offers small travel grants to graduate students at MSU who are engaged in research that deals with international issues. The Graduate Student International Travel Grant (formerly the Global Young Scholars Grant) provides funding for graduate students to present papers with an international focus at international professional conferences at international locations. For more information, see the Graduate School Funding Guide.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Homer Higbee International Education Awards
http://isp.msu.edu/awards/descriptions.htm
Open to undergraduate and graduate students, one award is offered to an international student and one to an American student each year who make significant contributions to the enhancement of international communication, understanding and cooperation at MSU. The award is approximately $400 and the application deadline falls in the middle of March of every year. Further information is available at the Office of International Students and Scholars.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

(David D.) Horner International Student Scholarship Fund
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/horner.htm
The purpose of the Horner Fund is to provide emergency Scholarship assistance to students in financial distress and to further the University's interest in obtaining the educational benefits derived from a racially and ethnically diverse student body. The scholarships are made without expectation of repayment. The situations that cause a student to apply for an emergency scholarship are broad-ranging and might be anything from loss of housing to family health issues to unbudgeted academic costs. The characteristics of these situations however, are unanticipated by the student, not of the student's creation and are a threat to the student's ability to remain at MSU. The scholarship will be used as a tool to retain international students whose participation in the classroom and presence on campus foster a varied educational experience that helps all students learn and prepares them for an increasingly diverse society.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

International Student Emergency Tuition Awards
http://oiss.msu.edu/documents/students/ERtuition.doc
For a limited number of international students in the International Studies program. Grants typically do not exceed $700 to $1000.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

International Student Groups Funding
http://www.oiss.msu.edu/students_clubs_funding.php
International Studies and Programs (ISP) would like to financially support international student programming at Michigan State University. Although the amount of funding is limited, we would like to encourage the student groups to apply for the funding to support their events. The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) administers these funds on behalf of ISP. OISS encourages international student organizations to share their culture as a way to contribute to the internationalization of MSU and the Greater Lansing community.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

International Student Mandela Fellowship Program
http://www.oiss.msu.edu/documents/students/mandela.pdf
The award is provided to a graduate student/junior faculty or professional from South Africa. Candidates are nominated by the MSU department recommending admission. First preference will be given to those applicants applying to come to MSU for the first time and from home institutions with linkage agreements with MSU who also have matching support from their home institution. Nominations should be submitted by April 15th each year.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

(Miriam J) Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program
http://www.oiss.msu.edu/documents/students/MJKelley.doc
This award is intended to encourage MSU African students (preference is given to women) to study at MSU and in turn make a contribution to the development of their country. Funds are available for supporting costs such as tuition, research, dissertation writing, family expenses, and partial support for attending professional conferences. At least two awards are given annually of up to $1,000. Applicants should have a temporary Visa and must describe the factors which suggest the likelihood of their returning to their home country. The application deadline is approximately April 15th of each year.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
African Studies Center
Grant, Scholarship, and Fellowship Information
http://africa.msu.edu/
The African Studies Center occasionally posts scholarships, grants, internships of interest to faculty and students. Be sure to check out recent issues of the Tuesday Bulletin, the newsletter of the African Studies Center, for postings as well.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Asian Studies Center
Funding Opportunities
http://asianstudies.msu.edu/
Check out the Asia Studies Center Home Page for information about funding opportunities for students majoring in Asia Studies both at MSU and elsewhere. The Asia Bulletin, when available, offers information about scholarships, fellowships, grants, and internships.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Canadian Studies Centre
Funding Opportunities
http://www.isp.msu.edu/CanadianStudies/
Occasionally posts information about scholarships, grants, awards, and internships such as the Fulbright competition.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Center for Advanced Study in International Development (CASID)
http://casid.msu.edu/fac_resource.shtml
CASID provides funding for course development, research initiation, and travel to faculty members in the social sciences and liberal arts. Deadline: continuous.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Center for European and Russian Studies
Funding Opportunities
http://www.isp.msu.edu/CERS/
Occasionally posts information about scholarships, grants, awards, and internships such as the William McCagg Memorial Paper Contest providing $100 for the best undergraduate paper of the year.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Research Grants
http://ciber.msu.edu/Research/Grants/
Michigan State University Faculty are eligible to apply for MSU-CIBER research grants to support activities including travel, research, and curriculum development. To apply, please follow the instructions provided on the downloadable forms.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
http://isp.msu.edu/units/clacs.htm
This web page occasionally lists scholarships, grants, internships, and other funding opportunities such as the Tinker Field Research Grant and Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowships (FLAS). Be sure to review recent issues of OJEADA, the bulletin of CLACS.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Center for Gender in the Global Context (GenCen)
Funding Opportunities
http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/funding/funding.htm
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Scholarship Opportunities
http://www.cal.msu.edu/students/awards-scholarships/
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
(John W.) Eadie Scholarship in Arts & Letters for International Education
https://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=806
One scholarship is awarded annually to an Arts & Letters junior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who will reach senior standing by the following fall semester. The amount of the award depends on available funds. The recipient is recognized at the spring Arts & Letters Awards Convocation. Application deadline: November 1, 12 p.m. noon.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
(William J.) Lowe Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Study in Ireland
https://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2372
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Ryder Scholarships
https://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=184
Students who apply for the Ryder Scholarship must provide evidence they are committed to a specific Overseas Study Program. Students generally have a minimum grade point average of 3.5. The scholarship is for the period of the Overseas Study Program.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Special College Research Abroad Moneys (SCRAM)
http://www.cal.msu.edu/academics/graduate/current-grad-students/funding-sources/
Deadline : March 1
The College of Arts and Letters offers approximately five fellowships of up to $3,000 each for students in the latter stages of degree completion whose research requires significant use of facilities, sources, or resources abroad. Preferences are given to applications demonstrating that the research trip will accelerate degree completion and significantly add to the quality of the applicant's composition, performance, creative activity, thesis, dissertation or document.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Engineering
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://www.egr.msu.edu/study-abroad/scholarships
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
College of Social Science
Study Abroad Grants
http://www.socialscience.msu.edu/students/social-science-undergraduates/scholarships-awards-and-funded-research-opportunities/
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Conference Grants
http://cogs.msu.edu/funding.html
Open to graduate and professional students to help defray the costs of traveling to and from conferences. Up to $300 awarded via lottery system, available only once during graduate lifetime.Applications and instructions for this grant can be found on the COGS website at http://cogs.msu.edu/funding.html or requested from the main office.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Eli Broad College of Business
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://global.broad.msu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Beverly Wilkins for more information : Beverly Wilkins, International Business Center, 7 Eppley, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1121; Email: wilkinsb@pilot.msu.edu; Tel: 517-353-4336; Fax: 517-432-1009
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Benschop International Enrichment Award for Study Abroad
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/content/benschop-international-enrichment-award
The John A. and Irma L. Benschop International Enrichment Award (for Study Abroad) helps defray travel expenses for Honors College members participating in international study programs. Applications are due near the middle of October for winter break or Spring Semester programs and at the beginning of March for Summer, Fall, or academic year programs.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Cole International Study Award
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/content/cole-international-study-award
The Jeffrey and Kathryn Cole International Study Award provides funds for Honors College members participating in study abroad programs. Applications are due near the middle of October for winter break or Spring Semester programs and at the beginning of March for Summer, Fall, or academic year programs.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Conference Travel Award
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/content/honors-college-conference-travel-award
Honors College Conference Travel Awards are available for undergraduate students to present their research at professional conferences. These funds are available to support travel for conference presentations of: (1) research conducted in close collaboration with a faculty member or other qualified research sponsor; and/or (2) a student's original research, supervised by a faculty mentor. The funding is made possible by donations from alumni and other friends of the Honors College.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/content/schoenl-family-undergraduate-grants-dire-needs-overseas
The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding project, proposed by a member of the MSU Honors College, which will serve dire human needs in countries other than the U.S. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that will help alleviate dire human needs. Applications are due by February 15. If the 15th falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/scholarship
Provides links to the Benschop International Enrichment Award and Cole International Study Award.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Funding and Grants
Fulbright Grants for Faculty and Students
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/fulbright.htm
Fulbright Fellowship programs are offered in over 140 countries worldwide. They provide grants of $25,000 to $40,000 to cover round trip air travel, a montly living stipend, health and accident insurance, and, in some cases, tuition waivers and research allowances.
The at-large deadline is October 18, 2010. The MSU campus deadline will be earlier. (You MUST apply through MSU if you are enrolled as an MSU student. For more information on deadlines and procedures, contact Dr. Frank D'Itri, ditri@msu.edu) Complete application and eligibility information are available at this link.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Funding and Grants for Faculty
Project Funding
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/other_funding.htm
Describes Dean's Fund for Special Activities, MSU/Israeli Universities Cooperative Fund, Niehoff, Schuler and Adams Fund, and Study Abroad Development Fund.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Funding and Grants for Faculty
Travel Funding
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/travel_funding.htm
(1) Matching travel grants are available to help develop strategic partnerships. Grants are made for travel of partners coming from abroad and MSU faculty travel to partner institutions. The applicant faculty member's college, department, and other institutes are expected to share the costs of this investment in travel. To obtain strategic partnership grants from ISP centers, faculty will be expected to propose specific outcomes of the partnership travel. Reports on results of the travel will be expected on return.
(2) A Special Foreign Travel Fund is available for MSU faculty presentations and keynote addresses at international meetings, and to fund exhibitions and concerts in major halls in other countries. Meant to supplement departmental, college and/or other grant funds available to faculty through other sources. Applications are reviewed three times each year as follows:
February 1 deadline: for meetings held March through August
June 1 deadline: for meetings held July through December
October 1 deadline: for meetings held November through April
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Funding and Grants for Graduate Students
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/grad_scholarships.htm
Describes Fellowships for Less Commonly Taught Languages, Fulbright programs, Graduate Student International Travel Grant, International Student Mandela Fellowship Program, Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program, MSU International Predissertation Travel Awards, Traveling Scholar Program (for Ph.D. candidates only), and the Walker Hill Scholarship.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Funding and Grants for Graduate Students
Title VI Funding Opportunities
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/titlesix.htm
Check with each MSU Title VI Center for the latest information.
(1) African Studies Center : Founded in 1960, the MSU African Studies Center (ASC) is one of nine Title VI National Resource Centers on Africa designated by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center's strength is based upon the 160 MSU faculty, who provide broad research, teaching, and service on the continent.
(2) Asian Studies Center : Founded in 1962, The MSU Asian Studies Center is distinguished by its comprehensive attention to East, Central, South, and Southeast Asia in the design of its curriculum, focus of faculty research, and scope of outreach activities.
(3) Center for Advanced Study of International Development with the Center for Women in Global Context : Recognized as comprehensive National Resource Center for Foreign Language and International Studies, CASID (established in 1981) and WID (established in 1978) support programs and research focused on a variety of international development topics, including development assistance policy, food and hunger, environment, health, poverty and gender.
(4) Center for International Business Education and Research : Designated in 1990 as a National Resource Center in international business by the U.S. Department of Education, MSU-CIBER provides education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness.
(5) Center for Language Education And Research : Established in 1996 as a Language Resource Center (LRC) through a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, CLEAR promotes and supports the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through its various projects and outreach activities.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Scholarships, Funding and Grants
http://isp.msu.edu/funding/
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
James Madison College
Scholarships
http://jmc.msu.edu/scholarships/
This JMC scholarship portal includes scholarships for activities abroad such as the Randall Smith/M. Richard Zinman Award for Study Abroad and the Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Jewish Studies Program
Julie and Ed Levy Jr. Endowed Fund for Scholarship for Student Leaders Studying in Israel
http://jsp.msu.edu/israel/levy-scholarship/
Slade Israel Study Scholarships
http://jsp.msu.edu/israel/slade-scholarship/
Note : links work best with Mozilla Firefox.
Deadline: March 1
MSU Jewish Studies will work with eligible students to help secure scholarship funding. Jewish Studies administers the Julie and Ed Levy Jr. Student Leadership Scholarships for Study in Israel ($2500 summer scholarships) and the Ed and Dot Slade Israel Study Scholarships ($1500 summer scholarships). It also administers additional funds for Israel scholarships. These scholarships are available to Jewish and non-Jewish students. Application forms and scholarship information are available via the department.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid
International Student Aid
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/internat.asp
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Office of the Graduate School
Travel Funding
http://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/travel.aspx
To enable graduate students to travel to present their research at professional conferences.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Michigan State University
Resource Center for Persons With Disabilities
Study Abroad Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
http://www.rcpd.msu.edu/Scholarships/Home
$3,000 awarded to applicants for a MSU study abroad program, who meet its eligibility criteria. Must be a student with a documented disability. Priority is given to applicants who have been approved to participate in the Disability in a Diverse Society program.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_nonResident.asp#internat
Awarded to academically talented students for use with and MSU-sponsored Study Abroad program.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

(Carol) Welch Endowed Scholarship
https://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2658
For Michigan residents or residents of Brooklyn, New York.
(Last checked 05/27/15)


Databases

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

International Scholarship Search
http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
The premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.
(Last checked 05/27/15)

 

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