Graduate Student Co-Curricular Experiences Funding

The College of Engineering is excited to provide support to  College of Engineering graduate students, with financial need, in their pursuit of co-curricular learning experiences.

Typical Areas of Support for Co-curricular Experiential Learning:

  • Professional Development Experiences
    • Presentation skills
    • Developing, organizing, or managing  a business
    • Management skills
    • Leadership training workshops
    • Translating academic skills into diverse careers
  • Co-curricular Travel
    • Non-technical conferences, including but not limited to ASEE, SHPE, SWE, NSBE, & oSTEM
    • Conference presentations outside of research track
    • Student travel to underdeveloped countries to gauge technological needs
    • Policy engagement in Washington D.C.

Application Procedure:

Eligible students may apply though the funding application at the bottom of this page. Before applying, please note that the application will require the following elements:

  • A brief description of the activity.
  • A narrative describing, in 250-500 words, the rationale for the activity and importance to one’s career goals.
  • A list of specific expenses covered by the award.
  • Description of financial need.

Please note that this award is for individual graduate students. Awards are limited, with support for travel tiered to destination.

Please apply here. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Mariah Fiumara at mariahmo@umich.edu.