Create Friend Account

If you have never been affiliated with University of Michigan (and have a U-M uniqname and kerberos password), you will first need to create a U-M Friend Account to access the International Institute Fellowships and Grants portal.  U-M Friend Account is free to users. You will need a valid email address (not ending in

How to Setup a UM Friend Account:

  1. Navigate to the Request a Friend Account web page at:
  2. In the Your Email Address box, enter your full email address, then click Request. Important Note: If you have received a recommendation request email, the email address used to create the U-M Friend Account must match the email address to which the request email was sent.
  3. You will see a confirmation message that your request has been received and a message has been sent to your email address.
  4. Open the Your U-M Friend Account Request email message and click on the Create Friend Account link in the message.
  5. On the Create Friend Account web page, enter your full email address, select your password, and then click Set Password.
  6. Confirmation page will show that your Friend Account has been created.  An email message will also be sent.

For step by step instructions with screen shots of this process, see the University of Michigan Information and Technology Services website at:

How to Login to the II Fellowships & Grants Portal with a UM Friend Account:

  1. Navigate to the II Fellowships and Grants online portal at:
  2. Use the U-M Log-in link at the top of the page to get to the login screen.
  3. Enter your U-M Friend Account ID and Password that you just created in the previous section to login to the portal.