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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

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for Education Abroad
Costs and Financing
http://educationabroad.msu.edu/students/getting-started/financing/
General advice from the Office for Education Abroad. More information about getting loans can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for Education Abroad
Scholarships
http://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/students/getting-started/financing/scholarships/office-education-abroad-scholarships/
SU undergraduate students applying to any credit-bearing study abroad program are eligible for Office for Education Abroad Scholarships. MSU graduate students applying to join a credit-bearing group program abroad are also eligible; however, graduate students pursuing individual or independent research abroad are not. A special award is reserved for MSU medical students participating in a College of Human Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine study abroad experience. About 30 percent of students who apply for OEA scholarships will receive an award.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for Education Abroad
Center for Advanced Study of International Development
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
http://casid.isp.msu.edu/research-and-funding/flas/
FLAS fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in any program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study. Languages covered by the CASID and GenCen. FLAS Fellowships include: Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, and Uzbek>br> (Last checked 07/07/17)

Freshman Seminar Abroad Scholarship
http://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/students/getting-started/fsa/
The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) and the Office for Education Abroad (EA) 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 Education 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 for Education Abroad (EA) are for $250, and require applicants to have a 2.5 GPA or above and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for EA awards is June 7.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Fulbright Grants
http://www.isp.msu.edu/academics-learning/learning-abroad/fulbright-programs/
Undergraduate grants for international study and research.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA)
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 07/07/17)

(Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie) Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships
http://educationabroad.isp.msu.edu/files/2914/9883/4855/GliozzoApplication.pdf
Provides financial support for undergraduate MSU Domestic and International students to participate in approved accredited internship programs.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Dr. Charles & Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/student-funding/gliozzo-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.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Global Neighbors Scholarship
https://admissions.msu.edu/documents/INTERNATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP-REGULATIONS.pdf
This award, in the amount of $6,000 annually, may only be used at Michigan State University and is limited to eight consecutive semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate (fall and spring semesters). It will be considered part of a financial aid award, and Michigan State reserves the right to alter this award in the presence of other MSU scholarship offers. This award is contingent upon the student maintaining international out-of-state residency for tuition purposes.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Global Spartan Scholarship (GSS)
https://admissions.msu.edu/documents/INTERNATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP-REGULATIONS.pdf
The recipient must enroll at MSU for the semester for which the scholarship is awarded. This award may only be used at Michigan State University and is limited to two semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate international student. The value of the award is $1,000 and will be divided into equal installments between the fall and spring semesters of the student's first year of enrollment. The recipient must maintain international out-of-state residency status for tuition purposes and enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester in order for the award to disburse.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Global Spartan Scholarship (GSS)
https://admissions.msu.edu/documents/INTERNATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP-REGULATIONS.pdf
Awarded to incoming freshmen with international out-of-state residency for tuition purposes for use with a MSU-sponsored study abroad program in a country outside of the United States. This award is contingent upon the student maintaining international out-of-state residency for tuition purposes. This one-time use award must be used within the first eight semesters of enrollment as an undergraduate at MSU or before the completion of the undergraduate degree (whichever time period is shorter). The recipient must enroll at MSU for the semester for which the scholarship was offered; initial enrollment may not be deferred to a subsequent semester. This award, in the amount of $3,000-$5,000, may only be used for MSU-sponsored study abroad programs or programs co-sponsored by MSU's Office of Study Abroad and another accredited institution. Programs that require more than eight weeks abroad will qualify for $5,000, while programs consisting of eight weeks or less will qualify for $3,000. Students wishing to utilize this award must communicate their scholarship status to their MSU Study Abroad Program Coordinator at the time of application for the program. The phone number for the Office of Study Abroad is (517) 353-8920. The recipient must be in good academic standing with the University for the award to disburse.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Red Cedar Scholarship
https://admissions.msu.edu/documents/INTERNATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP-REGULATIONS.pdf
The Red Cedar Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with international out-of-state residency for tuition purposes who are dependents or grandchildren of a MSU alum. This award is contingent upon the student maintaining international out-of-state residency for tuition purposes. Any changes in residency will impact your eligibility to receive the award in the future. The recipient must enroll at MSU for the semester for which the scholarship is awarded; the award may not be deferred to a subsequent semester of initial enrollment. The scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 annually, is limited to eight consecutive semesters of enrollment (fall and spring semesters) as an undergraduate.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Graduate Student International Travel Grant (GSITG)
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/student-funding/
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 07/07/17)

Homer Higbee International Education Awards
http://www.isp.msu.edu/files/5314/7527/1868/IAC_higbee.pdf
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 07/07/17)

(David D.) Horner International Student Scholarship Fund
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/student-funding/horner-fund/
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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

(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 07/07/17)

(Claffey) Meyer International Travel Grant (doc)
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/student-funding/
Deadline : March 1
This award provides financial assistance to domestic students who intend to travel to developing countries for the purpose of providing technical assistance, participate in research, or engage in service. The intent is for students to work towards discovering and implementing solutions in response to urgent human needs (for example: food security, environmental quality, health and nutrition, education, and other areas) and, thereby, to encourage careers in international development teaching, research and practice. Grants are intended to support travel, related living expenses, and projects costs, not to be used as a tuition scholarship.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Asian Studies Center
Funding Opportunities
http://asia.isp.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.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Canadian Studies Centre
Funding Opportunities
http://canadianstudies.isp.msu.edu/
Occasionally posts information about scholarships, grants, awards, and internships such as the Fulbright competition.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Center for Advanced Study of International Development
Funding Opportunities
http://casid.isp.msu.edu/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Center for European and Russian Studies
Funding Opportunities
http://ceres.isp.msu.edu/
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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Center for Gender in the Global Context (GenCen)
Funding Opportunities
http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
http://latinamerica.isp.msu.edu/
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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Muslim Studies Program
Funding Opportunities
http://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Global Center for Food Innovation Systems
Funding Opportunities
http://gcfsi.isp.msu.edu/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Broad College of Business Global Initiatives
Study Abroad Scholarships
https://global.broad.msu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Center for Global Connections
Grant Services
http://cgc.msu.edu/services
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
http://www.canr.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/studyabroad/canr_study_abroad_scholarships
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Arts & Letters Endowed Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad
http://www.cal.msu.edu/currentstudents/awards-scholarships/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Summer 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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Communication Arts and Science
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://cas.msu.edu/programs/study-abroad/scholarships/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Education
Office of International Studies in Education
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://education.msu.edu/international/study-abroad/Funding.asp
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Engineering
Study Abroad Scholarships
http://www.egr.msu.edu/study-abroad/scholarships
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Natural Science
Study Abroad Scholarships
https://natsci.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/study-abroad/scholarships/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Nursing
Mary B. McCartney Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad
http://nursing.msu.edu/students/Scholarships/Scholarships%20Listing.htm
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Study Abroad Scholarships
https://cvm.msu.edu/about/international-programs/study-abroad-programs
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Cole International Study Award
https://honorscollege.msu.edu/content/international-study-awards
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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/schoenl
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 25. If the 25th falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday. Typical grant funding is $1,200 for a Level I award and $1,800 for a Level II award. Applications are available August 31.
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Faculty Funding
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/faculty-funding/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Graduate and Undergraduate Funding
http://www.isp.msu.edu/information-resources/student-funding/
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid
International Student Aid
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/internat.asp
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)


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 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Database
http://www.iefa.org/scholarships
The IEFA database has resources for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad, with a database of over 2,000 programs of financial aid for international education. Some resources are specific to the student's home country or field of study while others are more general. Michigan State University students needing contact information for individual funders can contact Jon Harrison at harris23@msu.edu
(Last checked 07/07/17)

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 07/07/17)

 

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