Taubman College students among awarded UM International Institute fellowships for international research, internships

The University of Michigan International Institute announced June 6, 2011, that it awarded nearly $170,000 to 47 UM students through its Individual Fellowship program. Students will travel abroad during the summer months to conduct research or participate in an internship.

Of the 47 UM students awarded fellowships, four represent Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning:

  • Catherine Guido, M.U.P., Urban and Regional Planning, Germany – $5,000
    Urban planning and design internship
  • Nicholas Ho, M.Arch., Architecture, China – $4,500
    Disappearing and Emerging Urbanism in Beijing’s Urban and Rural Villages
  • Conrad Kickert, Ph.D., Architecture, The Netherlands – $5,000
    Active Spaces – Attractive Spaces (The Hague Research)
  • Michelle Lam, M.U.P., Urban and Regional Planning, Germany – $3,000
    Does Dessau Provide a New Model & Prototype for Planning Shrinking Cities?

The highly competitive, merit-based Individual Fellowship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a UM degree program. More than 200 students applied for the prestigious competition, which awards individual fellowships of up to $5,000.

In mid-June, a handful of fellowship recipients will begin writing about their research and internship experiences on the International Institute’s blog, which is live at