A Candidacy Fellowship includes stipend, tuition, and GradCare for one academic (Fall or Winter) semester, plus stipend and GradCare (no tuition) for the flanking Spring-Summer (i.e., a total of 8 months stipend support). Candidacy Fellowships are restricted to students who advanced to candidacy by the end of their third year and are not past the sixth year of their doctoral program.
Three Candidacy Fellowships are available each year. Requests for applications are sent (via email) to all graduate students by the Graduate Chair[EMAIL LINK]. Before applying, students should consult with their advisors to determine if an award is appropriate at this stage of the dissertation research. Applications include a statement of the dissertation topic, along with a statement of the progress that has been made to date on the dissertation or the prospectus.
More information can be found in the Humanities Candidacy Research Fellowship description.
The One-Term Dissertation Fellowship includes stipend for one semester, tuition, and GradCare. Rackham requires that recipients have established a dissertation committee and submitted the Nomination of Dissertation Committee form to the Records and Dissertation Office prior to the beginning of the term of the fellowship. One award is made each year, typically to a student who is in the final defense term.
Requests for applications are sent (via email) to all doctoral candidates by the Graduate Chair. Applications include a statement of the dissertation topic, discussion of the current state of the dissertation work and how much remains to be done, and explanation of how the fellowship would help the student move more quickly towards degree completion.
More information can be found in the One-Term Dissertation Fellowship description.