PhD candidate Calder Fong was awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for 2018/19 to work on his dissertation. The fellowship provides three terms of support that may begin with Spring/Summer or Fall term 2018.
Fong was selected for this fellowship based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the nominee’s personal statement, including the research plan, progress on the project, and scholarly significance of the dissertation research.
- Results of early research or scholarship in graduate studies, as represented; e.g., through article publication, conference presentation, or other scholarly products such as websites, performances, exhibitions, etc.
- Perspectives of the program (as gained from the Statement of Student Achievement and Potential) and supporting faculty/scholars (as gained from the letters of recommendation).
- Excellence in graduate teaching and/or pedagogy/mentoring/professional leadership and service.