Other U-M Campus Units
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) provides counseling and information on academic programs, childcare, community resources and job searches. They also maintain a loan and reference library. CEW awards a number of scholarships and grants to graduate students each year, and small emergency grants are available for students facing financial difficulties.
The Office of Research website provides links to several funding opportunity databases. They also provides helpful information and guidance for finding funding for research.
Offers mini-grants to graduate students to support interdisciplinary projects with a public component.
Sources for jobs include the University of Michigan, and public and private employers both on and off campus. Many jobs in addition to work-study employment are available, and financial aid is not generally a factor in selection.
- U-M Job Postings
- Student Employment Office
- U-M Health System Employment
- Temporary Staffing Services
- The Career Center
- Work Abroad
All graduate students, with the exception of those in the Law School and Medical School, may apply for Work-Study and/or loan assistance through the Office of Financial Aid. Loan programs available include the Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Stafford Loan programs. This office also offers short-term, emergency loans. Additionally, they have the Graduate PLUS program which is a non-need-based federal loan that allows graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid they are receiving. The Office also maintains a searchable list of scholarships administered by U-M.
ISR offers a variety of fellowships and research awards designed to nurture the Next Generation of empirical social and behavioral scientists.
The U-M Fellowships and Scholarships website provides information about major national and international scholarships, including the Marshall scholarship for study at a British University, the Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University, and the Churchill Scholarship for one year of graduate study at Cambridge University.
In addition to services to assist international students, the International Center is a good source of funding information and support for U-M graduate students students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad.
The International Institute provides generous support to graduate students for language study and conference travel, as well as internships, research, and study overseas.
The library's Research Guide on Grants and Fundraising provides resources, strategies, and information for finding funding. This includes funding databases, proposal writing, University processes, and related topics in both online and print formats. Additionally, the reference room on the second floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library has a wide selection of resources pertaining to fellowships, scholarships, and grants.
Summer interns and academic year work-study students are an integral part of the work Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA) does. MBGNA also provides facilities, services, and support for research projects in both greenhouse and field settings.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) maintains information about both internal and external scholarships and grants for students with disabilities.
Veteran and Military Services provides a listing of scholarships, grants and loans for military personnel, veterans and their families.
If you are eligible to receive veteran's benefits, contact the Office of the Registrar. They will assist in processing certification paperwork in order to receive benefits.
External Sources and Search Tools
SPIN is a searchable database that contains information from more than 2,500 different sponsoring agencies, which comprise more than 11,000 separate funding opportunities. You can access the database using your UMID and Kerberos password.
Pivot is a ProQuest product (formerly known as COS - Community of Science). It is an excellent resource for finding external funding opportunities. You can use Pivot to save a search and have it send you a weekly e-mail alert when a match between your choice of keywords (research area) and funding programs are matched in this funding opportunities database.
UNCF administers over 400 scholarship programs for African Americans.
Administers Full Circle Scholarships for graduate students with tribal connections.
HSF provides financial assistance to outstanding Hispanic students.
AIE promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. The website contains useful information for U.S. students interested in study abroad and practical advice and financial aid information for foreign nationals studying in the U.S.
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nonprofit international organization that offers fellowships and grants for researchers doing promising work in the social sciences and related disciplines.
External Funding Search Tools
- UCLA’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database
- Peterson’s Graduate Scholarship Search Engine
- MSU Library's compilation of Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
- Nationally Coveted College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
- National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research
For International Students
- MIT’s List of External Fellowships for International Students
- International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
- International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
Many professional associations offer funding and/or provide information about fellowships and grants on their websites. A few examples are listed below, but students can check with associations related to their discipline or research interests for additional opportunities.
- American Anthropological Association
- American Association of Immunologists
- American Chemical Society
- American Economic Association
- American Historical Association
- American Meteorological Society
- American Nuclear Society
- American Philosophical Association
- American Political Science Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Sociological Association
- Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Mathematical Association of America
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics