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Professional Development


The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) is committed to providing students with resources that allow them to build a professional foundation for success after the completion of their graduate work.

LSA collaborates with various units on campus to support the professional development of it's graduate students. Please visit the links listed below to learn more about resources offered. 

Funding & Support


The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) collaborates with its departments and programs to provide financial support related to professional development for its graduate students.

Additional departments and units on campus offer funding for graduate students in support of academic and professional development. Please visit the links below to learn more.


            International Institute Conference Travel Grants (II)

            Rackham Conference Travel Grants (Rackham)

            Rackham Professional Development Grants (Rackham)

            Rackham Public Scholarship Grants (Rackham)



Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

CRLT offers a number of opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue additional instructional training or receive one-on-one consultation.


Ginsburg Center: Graduate Academic Liaisons

The Ginsberg Center offers a year-long leadership development opportunity for University of Michigan doctoral students to serve as connectors to their home departments, while deepening their knowledge and application of community engaged scholarship and practice.


Rackham Graduate School Professional Development (Rackham)

The Rackham Graduate School offers a variety of resources, programming, and funding to contribute to students’ professional and academic development. 


University Career Center

The University Career Center has expertise in supporting career exploration and conducting both non-academic and academic job searches, and serves PhD students in a variety of ways.



H-Net Commons

H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization dedicated to providing vital academic services and scholarly collaboration.


Imagine PhD

Imagine PhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral students in the humanities and social sciences.


Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD mission is to help graduate students, ABDs and PhDs identify, prepare for and excel in professional careers.