The International Institute, African Studies Center, and Rackham Graduate School have awarded grants and fellowships to 130 UM students. Students will travel abroad between May 2016 and May 2017 to conduct research. Among the recipients are three Linguistics Ph.D. students, Marcus Berger, Moira Saltzman, and Kate Sherwood. Marcus Berger was awarded the Rackham International Research Award to pursue his work, “Bora Language Documentation Project,” in Peru. Moira Saltzman was awarded the II Individual Fellowship to pursue her work, “Oral History and Language Revitalization: Building a Jejueo Talking Dictionary,” in Japan and South Korea. Kate Sherwood was awarded the Rackham International Research Award and the African Studies Center Funding for Research and Internships in Africa to pursue her work, “Prosodic Description of Southern Bobo Madaré,” in Burkina Faso. The Rackham International Research Award supports international research by students in Rackham programs. Individual Fellowships support U-M students who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. ASC Research and Internship Funding is open to U-M students wishing to pursue summer or semester-long projects or internships with businesses and institutions in Africa.

View the complete list of award recipients here!