Funding Your Impact

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Professional and community engagement is supported by a strong commitment from UMSI to develop opportunities for students to apply their skills - locally and globally - to advance the public good. UMSI students can apply for funding related to their internships or for information-related projects or professional development. Grants are available through the University of Michigan and the School of Information.

UMSI Internship Grant

The UMSI Internship Grant supports students who are participating in an internship in which they will earn less than $5,000 for a full-time internship. The grant will prioritize internships which:

  • Provide a global experience
  • Create social impact
  • Do not provide a competitive salary or hourly wage

The application for this grant will open soon.

UMSI Mini-Grant

The UMSI Mini-Grant supports students who require funding for information-related work and professional development. Mini-grants will be rewarded up to $1,000 for the following:

  • Projects
  • Conferences
  • Internship travel/relocation expenses
  • Costs related to student start-up companies
  • Research supplies
  • Student organizations
  • Community engagement work

The application for this grant will provide specific guidelines around funding priorities and will open soon.