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Samo Alajbegović Fellowship

Discover the other side of the European continent with the prestigious Samo Alajbegović Fellowship. The fellowship provides funding to a select group of LSA students so that they can embark on immersive internship experiences in the countries bordering the Adriatic Sea—in art history, dolphin conservation, archeology, journalism, and other compelling subjects. There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to live and learn in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, or Bosnia and Herzegovina while building your portfolio of hands-on work experience.

Who qualifies?

Fellowship applicants must be LSA students who’ve secured an internship in the Adriatic Sea region and are returning to U-M for at least one term after their internship. The LSA Opportunity Hub has a range of highlighted positions in the Opportunity Network, but students who have secured positions independent of the Hub are also eligible.

How much is awarded?
Up to $5,000 per student to help cover costs like airfare, rent, and food.

What’s the deadline?
Applications open Wednesday, Jan. 3 and are accepted on a rolling basis through Thursday, March 8. Awards will be granted throughout this period.

What else should I keep in mind?
The application process is competitive; we encourage those who qualify to submit their materials as early as they can.

How do I apply?
Once you have secured your internship in the Adriatic Sea region, applicants will complete and submit an LSA Internship Scholarship application. There are three parts to the application:

  1. Applicants complete the General Application and Select “International Internship” when asked to which scholarship programs you are applying.
  2. Once the General Application has been completed and submitted, applicants will then be directed to complete and submit the International Internship Conditional Application.
  3. Finally, after submitting the International Internship Conditional Application, applicants will locate the Samo Alajbegović Fellowship Application under the “Opportunities Tab” and complete all essay questions.

All three applications must be completed and submitted to be considered for the fellowship. If you have any questions about the funding application process, please contact