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Resources for Graduate Students

Wolverine Access

This is the University's web portal and it's your first stop for most of the things you will need to do. For prospective students, you will check your application status and accept admission here. As a U-M student, go to Wolverine Access to check your student account, register for classes, update your address, etc.


CRLT Resources for Graduate Students

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching has a number of resources for graduate students. You can find a link to the GSI Guidebook here, as well as information about the U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

The “Preparing Future Faculty” seminar is an annual program for senior students who plan to pursue a career in academia.


Rackham Graduate School


Rackham Conference Travel Grants

Rackham offers small travel grants to students who are presenting at conferences, in two categories: domestic and international. NOTE: the Rackham travel grant deadlines are not flexible!


Rackham Research Grants

The Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant is designed to support graduate students who need assistance to carry out research that advances their progress toward their degree. The grant is intended to defray costs of conducting clearly defined research projects.

  • Doctoral Precandidates are eligible for an award up to $1,500
  • Doctoral Candidates are eligible for an award up to $3,000
  • Master's students are eligible for an award up to $1,500


Rackham Professional Development Grants

A Rackham Professional Development Grant is intended to support Rackham doctoral students seeking careers both within and outside academia. This funding is to support short-term experiences that promote the development of professional skills which will further a student’s career goals.


Rackham Grad Life Web Site

Rackham's graduate student life web site has links to information about housing, health care, transportation, childcare, etc.  See also the Rackham Welcome to Ann Arbor website for useful links, including Arts & Culture.


Rackham Resources for Graduating Students

As students near the completion of their graduate studies, they might be thinking about "what happens now," as it relates to a variety of topics, including insurance coverage and access to campus services. To help address these questions, Rackham developed a frequently asked questions page for graduating students. Read more...



Health Insurance and University Health Service

Graduate students who are employed as a grad student research assistant (GSRA), grad student instructor (GSI), or who are on fellowship are eligible for the University's GradCare health insurance. See the GradCare webpage for more info. 

University Health Service is the campus infirmary. Most students use UHS as their primary care facility. See the website for more information.



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